The most recent cabinet reshuffle indicates that we are not about to change this situation. In most political parties - bar the DA and EFF - the leaders are so old that they can't produce new ideas.

A youthful intervention in our body politic - in a population so heavily young - is our only hope for a truly new dawn. The ANC knows this well. It was when Nelson Mandela's youth league challenged the old guard that a real gearing-up in the struggle for liberation happened.

When things were falling into a lull, it was the revolution of June 1976 led by young people that made the whole world take note of the evil of apartheid.

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