What do you think about politics? Are you the type of person who thinks politics is reserved only for pot-bellied parliamentarians? Here’s something to think about: what if you could make your voice heard before the election and keep in touch with the South African political landscape in a lingo you totally understand? Sounds dope, right? Introducing VIP:Voice!
VIP: Voice is a revolutionary citizen-based platform that focuses on you, the voter! Through various social platforms (such as Young Africa Live, G+, Mxit and Twitter), VIP:Voice gives you the opportunity to keep up to date with election activities while voicing your opinions about South African politics. We also give you the chance to actively participate by taking the VIP: Voice survey (http://yal.mobi/vip/.) and being a citizen reporter and communicating about issues that affect you! That way you get to make your own news instead of having to listen to some politician babble on about some new Bill that won’t help you or your community (yawn). That’s a pretty sweet deal, right? I’m sure you’re asking yourself: “how do I get involved?”. That’s easy! You can join the VIP:Voice campaign in a number of ways:
USSD: Dial *120*7692*1#
Mxit: Add vipvoice2014 as a contact to get started
Twitter: Follow @VIP:Voice2014 and DM us to begin! #VIP:Voice2014
GChat: Send a chat to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Mobi: Interact on the mobi site http://yal.mobi/vip/
Vlive: Interact on Vlive http://live.vodafone.com/yal
So if you want to participate and make your voice heard or you see or hear anything that interests you about the election, give us a shout! Even if you just want to vent your frustrations about a political issue, get in touch! That’s what we’re here for: to give the youth of South Africa a voice of their own. See you at the polls!
Check out the terms and conditions here
Photography by: @RofhiwaManeta