Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
14 Jan 2022
4:30 am

Youth’s eyes are on leaders to set the path

Reitumetse Makwea

The future of this country – our youth – are waiting. And while not all of us are hopeful, we are eager to see how you respond.

President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts the birthday cake during the ANC's 110th anniversary celebrations on 8 January 2022. Photo: AFP/Phill Magakoe

Last year was hectic for SA politics; while it was meant to be a year of restoring the country’s confidence in our political leadership, what we saw instead was almost the exact opposite. And as the year ended, as we reflected on it, we could see obscene greed and a humiliating kind of poverty, as a social consequence of those very leadership failures. It’s no secret that youth participation and interest in South Africa’s political issues has been a ticking time bomb. For many of us it has always been about how we want to be governed and have official...