Young people are at the helm of change

 The Youth Integrity Dialogue, hosted by Corruption Watch in October 2015, brought together a small group of young people to voice their thoughts and opinions about the upcoming 2016 local government elections. A representative from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Lonwabo Jwili, spoke about the preparations and systems that are being put in place to encourage youth participation in next year’s election. However, the 30 young people present at the event seemed despondent and raised concerns about government’s inaction on delivering on promises made during their election campaigns.