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Project Demo is here to get youth voices into the ears of policy-makers

by: admin - 21 December 2016

Project Demo is here to get youth voices into the ears of policy-makers

It all started during the 2014 national elections when a group of young people working at LivityAfrica tried to wrap their heads around this question: “How do we get young people to vote in the elections?” At that time, there was a lot of voter apathy among the youth, and the team tried to figure...

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An open letter to Helen Zille on her offensive tweet about the people of Nyanga

by: Teboho Makhetha - 9 December 2016

An open letter to Helen Zille on her offensive tweet about the people of Nyanga

Dear Madam Premier, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Teboho Makhetha, and I was born in Eastern Cape in a small town called Matatiele. I moved to Cape Town in 2011 for work purposes, and I’ve been living here since. What triggered me to write to you is the tweet below sent from...

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To vote or not to vote, young people in Cape Town share their thoughts

by: Live Staff - 1 August 2016

To vote or not to vote, young people in Cape Town share their thoughts

In the lead up to the local elections, we’ve visited five municipalities in Cape Town to poll the views of young people. We’ve gathered some telling and moving sentiments from about 20 young people. Like Lenore Michaels, who told us why she doesn’t want her kids to grow up in Blikkiesdorp. And these heartbreaking words...

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The #2X Story: VIP

by: Lee Molefi - 26 April 2016

The #2X Story: VIP

The “#” has become a powerful symbol that has gone far beyond just tracking Twitter trends. It has given young people an alternative way to take part in politics and make an impact. Through online activism, they have found a way to shift agendas, and forced themselves into national discourse, in addition to claiming their space...

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Moments during #FeesMustFall that tell us where to go from here

by: Lee Molefi - 9 November 2015

Moments during #FeesMustFall that tell us where to go from here

Friday, October 23, 2015 will be remembered as the day the #FeesMustFall movement reached a turning point. President Jacob Zuma announced that there would be no fee increase for the 2016 academic year. The generation that was thought to be apathetic and directionless started a national movement that forced a presidential and institutional rethink of...

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VIP wants to help YOU take critical youth issues to Parliament

by: Live Staff - 13 October 2015

VIP wants to help YOU take critical youth issues to Parliament

  What is it? VIP is opening up a crowd-sourced challenge to our community to suggest crucial issues, topics or policy ideas that young South Africa would like to present to parliament dubbed the Parliament Challenge. The VIP team will work in conjunction with political experts , civil society organisations and MPs to turn the...

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Register to attend VIP Debate Club in Alice, Eastern Cape

by: Live Events - 6 September 2015

Register to attend VIP Debate Club in Alice, Eastern Cape

Free Education: Has NSFAS Failed Us? Date: Thursday 10 September 2015 Time: 16:00 to 18:00 Venue: University of Fort Hare (Alice Campus) King William’s Town Rd, Alice Eastern Cape Register: It’s free to attend, please complete our form below #PolicyHackZA: Fixing NSFAS Date: Friday 11 September 2015 Time: 15:00 to 17:00 Venue: University of Fort...

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We’re recruiting now for VIP contributors

by: Live Staff - 29 July 2015

We’re recruiting now for VIP contributors

Live SA/Livity Africa   Media Skills Training Programme Next intake August 2015 Applications close July 31st Do you want to be a part of shifting the political agenda? Do you want to make your mark in the South African political landscape? VIP is looking for you! We’re recruiting now for VIP contributors to join our...

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Survey finds that young people have no time for God

by: Raeez Jacobs - 10 July 2015

Survey finds that young people have no time for God

Nearly 40 years ago young black South Africans decided that they were gatvol with Bantu Education being forced down their throats by the National party government and you know what they did? They took to the streets in an iconic protest march that we now commemorate on June 16. They saw a problem, which, at...

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Youth month ends, youth issues don’t

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 26 June 2015

Youth month ends, youth issues don’t

On Tuesday, 23rd June #eNCALive’s Dianne Hawker and Erin Bates had an in-studio discussion with digital creative and womanist and feminist blogger Owethu Makhatini and VIP’s Head of Content Lee Molefi.  As we near the end of youth month, we wrap up our thoughts on our theme – State of South African Youth. I’m slowly growing fatigued by...

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