Campaigns

In order to make our contribution to South Africa one that is positive and constructive, we run campaigns on the most pressing issues facing young South Africans today – always keeping our focus solutions-based.

All of our current and future campaigns are guided by our DA Youth discussion document, ‘Fixing the Future’, which sets out the key challenges facing young South Africans and proposes constructive and realistic ways in which they can be addressed. Download the document here.

Past and present campaigns:

- The Faces of Unemployment – a campaign to collect hundreds of photos of young unemployed South Africans to highlight the real stories behind the youth unemployment crisis. Look at the Facebook album.

- Memorandum and petition handed to the speaker of Parliament to lobby for a youth wage subsidy as a means of addressing youth  unemployment, as well as a march to Cosatu House to protest their blocking of the youth wage subsidy. Visit the campaign page.

-The ‘In our future’ campaign consisting of a series of posters highlighting our vision for South Africa. Visit the campaign page.

- Discussion document handed to the Minister of Trade and Industry to propose ways in which government can facilitate increased youth entrepreneurship, and the launch of a business plan competition with a R10 000 cash prize for the winning plan. Click here to download the discussion document.

- Petition campaign against the Media Appeals Tribunal and Protection of Information Bill.

- Mobilising members across South Africa to donate blood during Blood Donor Month in June.

- Campaign to reform the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) so that it can benefit more students, more equally. Click here to download our proposals presented to the Minister of Higher Education.

- Petition campaign to limit the ability of teachers to strike during teaching hours.

- Protest campaign to scrap the VAT on textbooks – a key instrument of learning.

- Visits to children’s places of safety across South Africa to bring awareness to the plight of our children.

 Be a part of our campaigns by tracking them on the DA Youth Facebook group.

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