M&G Hangout: A live debate with the ANC, DA and EFF

The Mail & Guardian will talk to the country's major political parties ahead of Freedom Day to find out what the issues are affecting the youth, and how future generations of South Africans will express themselves politically.

Join the M&G in this special hangout on Friday April 25 at noon. The hangout will feature representatives from the ANC Youth League, the opposition Democratic Alliance youth wing and leaders from the new entrant to the political scene, the radical Economic Freedom Fighters. 

The party representatives we have chosen are drawn from those at the forefront of their parties, but also those who have a reputation for being independent and spirited thinkers. The debate will be moderated by M&G journalist Verashni Pillay.

The panel:

  • Andile Mngxitama: Black Consciousness proponent, media commentator and now the EFF's head of land and agrarian reform
  • Bandile Masuku: The ANC Youth League's national task team spokesperson
  • Mbali Ntuli: Leader of the DA youth wing and a councillor in eThekwini.

South Africa's fifth general elections are just two weeks away, but the ones who have benefited most from 20 years of democracy don't seem that interested. 


The country's "born-free" generation – those born after 1994 – have dismal registration rates. Just 35.5% of them have registered to vote, with more than a million opting not to, according to figures provided by the Independent Electoral Committee. 

Send us your questions for the various political parties and we'll put it to their representatives. 

You can watch the video on this link when it happens, or on our YouTube channel or Google Plus page. 

Post your questions in the comment section below, or on Twitter using the tag #MGhangout. You can also tell us what you think on Facebook and Google Plus. Alternatively, you can email us.

See our previous videos here.

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