Young electorate concerned about corruption

It's election season and political parties are delivering their manifestos in a bid to sway the electorate into casting that all important vote in their direction.

One of the promises most parties are making is that they will deal with the unemployment affecting mostly the country's youth.

By the 29th of January, close to 580 000 more people under the age of 30 had registered to vote – bringing the total number of potential young voters to just over 2.6 million.

Shakira Maharaj who is a is Innovation Director at the DG Murray Trust conducted research to find out why many young people registered to vote.

A lot of young people were concerned about corruption, they wanted to see how that would be dealt with.

Shakira Maharaj, Innovation director - DG Murray Trust

There was a lot of concern around education and skills development and how the financing of youth enterprises would be facilitated in the short term.

Shakira Maharaj, Innovation director - DG Murray Trust

Maharaj says it is interesting how young people are connecting the elections to parliamentary representation.

They (youth) had a sense that the parliamentarians are quite aged. And they were wondering how connected they could be to their reality.

Shakira Maharaj, Innovation director - DG Murray Trust

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Young electorate concerned about corruption


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Lady Zamar on her new album and co-headlining with Tamia

[LISTEN] Lady Zamar on her new album and co-headlining with Tamia

The house vocalist says the new album has been in the works since the release of her first in 2017.

[LISTEN]'People don't realise the 20 year overnight success story' - Nina Hastie

[LISTEN]'People don't realise the 20 year overnight success story' - Nina Hastie

The SAFTA Award nominee joined Azania in studio for this week's Friday Profile.

[LISTEN] Environmental Affairs department records decrease in rhino poaching

[LISTEN] Environmental Affairs department records decrease in rhino poaching

The department says this is the first time in 5 years that the annual figure is under 1000.

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Azania spoke to Food Science Department chair at Stellenbosch University Prof Gunnar Sigge about the field of study.

Is the media coverage of political parties fair? William Bird explains

Is the media coverage of political parties fair? William Bird explains

Director of Media Monitoring Africa William Bird explains how the media covers political parties.

[LISTEN] Why do people still vote for the ANC?

[LISTEN] Why do people still vote for the ANC?

'What we might see in these elections are voters returning to the ANC' says Dr Collette Schulz - Herzenberg.

Popular articles
'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

Eskom has so much debt it threatens to break South Africa. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Saville of Cannon Asset Managers.

MTN boss set to rake in billions from the Brulpadda gas find

MTN boss set to rake in billions from the Brulpadda gas find

French oil and gas company Total and Nhleko’s company Arostyle Investments owns 45% and 5% of the exploration rights respectively.

Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

Litigation will follow, says Minister Gordhan. Business Day’s Carol Paton on his inquiry into the failing Medupi and Kusile.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.

[LISTEN] Discovery Health defends decision to shift certain ops to day hospitals

[LISTEN] Discovery Health defends decision to shift certain ops to day hospitals

Kieno Kammies speaks to Dr Ryan Noach Deputy Chief Executive at Discovery Health and Dr K who says his patients are suffering.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Eskom has warned that more power cuts can be expected as maintenance continues over the next twelve months.

Eskom top manager used load-shedding to enrich friend, then quit - reports

Eskom top manager used load-shedding to enrich friend, then quit - reports

Claims that Koos Jordaan helped his friend get R10 billion contract and then resigned shortly after an investigation was launched.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.