Who cares? Politics, elections and SA’S young generation
LIVING in a democratic country means that people are given opportunities to make the best of what they have, more so in the case of the youth. With only a few months left before the 2019 General Elections, spotlight has turned to South Africa’s youth who some say, seem uninterested in the political realm of this country. A handful of South Africa’s young generation appears to be engrossed in instant gratification and chasing the money, instead of how they could help enrich their country. A sad but true reality.
Speaking of gratifying things, the only instant gratification I’m looking forward to is being able to take Magriza on holiday because she deserves a break time!
Many young people seem to not know who their political representatives are, let alone how they have the authority to influence political outcome.
Political representatives? The only representative I need to know is the one who’s going to make Magriza’s stay at City Lodge a comfortable one this December. It may be easy to point fingers and say that the youth are ignorant; however, this is not always the case. As seen through eighteenyear-old Lucky
Red, a first year Politics and International Relations student, “I choose not to vote because it is always the same results, politicians canvassing for votes months before the elections promising us heaven on earth, the day they are elected into power only the minority gets to benefit. The poor stay poor, whilst the rich get richer” has been seen as an everyday occurrence in the politics of this country.
Well, I know a hotel group that’s not promising heaven on earth, but just the right amount of hospitality to make you feel like you’re in heaven on earth. Sorry for losing my trail of thought, the City Lodge up to half price promotion on my left is really distracting.
Not everyone shares in Lucky’s sentiments though. Ttwentyfive-year old Shadow Mosweu, a junior Mechanical Engineer, insists that he will be voting in next year’s elections, although it saddens him to know that a lot of his peers aren’t interested in changing the political landscape of this country.
Since we are speaking landscapes, that City Lodge down the road from me looks inviting and is just a short distance away, not to mention that the City Lodge Hotel Group is offering up to half price on all rooms across the country from December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019. Magriza and I won’t have to go far to be far. It’s like going on holiday, but without the distance.
I mean have a look at the ad on your left, it’s a pretty tempting offer, and hopefully SA’S youth will take advantage of what the City Lodge Hotel Group has to offer them for their moments of instant gratification.