Youth and Politics: Political Education – is it necessary?


Young people played a particularly important role in the anti-apartheid struggle.

However, their presence has been notably missing from the political landscape. The SACP General Secretary, Dr Blade Nzimande, has called for focused political education programmes.

And with only weeks left for local government elections, an analysis of the voters’ roll shows that young people are increasingly rejecting party politics. The number of young people who are able to vote and have registered to vote has declined sharply since the last election.


  • Saabik Kader (ANC)
  • Tami Jackson (DA)
  • Alex Hotz (activist)

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