Youth Politics

Editorial: Keep building democracy

'We are a country where democracy extends beyond the ballot. We live politics. It is our national conversation topic of choice and our soapie'

The youth want rapid change, and voting is one way to achieve it

The 2019 election marks the first time that young people will constitute the highest number of voters in South Africa, giving them plenty of power

Obituary for the late Mandla Makupula, MEC of Education in the Eastern Cape

A true soldier of the struggle, till the very end

​ANC enslaved by struggle habits

South Africa’s citizenry is not the blank slate the ANC wants it to be — and they need to accept that.

Leigh-Ann Naidoo: The anti-apartheid generation has become afraid of the future

The keynote address struck a chord with university students, who were encouraged to channel their discontent and use it to bring about change.

‘Youthquake’ rocks our political landscape

Fifty percent of South Africans are under 30 and the majority are unemployed.

Khaya Dlanga: The youth vote will shape our future

A great war is brewing to win the vote of the born-frees, but just how they will wield that power in the ballot box is uncertain, writes Khaya Dlanga.

Young commies split over Zuma

Attacks on President Jacob Zuma are continuing to polarise the Young Communist League.

Youth league ramps up its calls for autonomy

The ANC Youth League is to use its national general council in August to remind the ANC that it is an autonomous structure.

Does Malema really represent SA’s youth?

The <em>Mail & Guardian Online</em> took to the streets in Jo'burg on Friday to find out what some of SA's youth think of ANCYL leader Julius Malema.

The politics of youthWill generation next show up to vote?

Researchers say it's high time that political parties begin to better understand the next generation.

Thinking out loud

At the M&G and Xstrata's recent Critical Thinking Forum on youth politics, it was the crowd -- as much as the panel -- that stole the show.


‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences