SA youth favour a more fluid political style

South Africa's youth have started to play a more active role in taking the country's political landscape forward.

Over the years, young people have been at the centre of the most pertinent political issues be it #FeesMustFall or challenging the status quo.

702/Cape Talk's Eusebius McKaiser spoke to political anaylyst, Sthembile Mbete, and founder of Debate Afrika, Zola Valashiya, in an effort to unpack the issue.

Mbete and Valashiya argue that politics include a level of conscious activism spurred by a determination to effect change in society away from political parties.

Both agreed that the rigid and formal structures of political parties stifled rigorous debate and swift action, which often excludes youth from participating.

The spaces are not sufficiently created for young people to really make a mark within formal political structures.

Sthembile Mbete, political analyst

The world as we know it now in terms of politics requires that you to throw your political scientce texts books away. Everything has changed.

Zola Valashiya, Debate Afrika founder

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