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NewsWrap: Focus on the road to the elections

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    NewsWrap: Focus on the road to the elections Keenan Williams

The road to South Africa’s general elections is fast approaching and the question is – who will win a majority at a local and at a national government level. But the focus for political parties is to mobilise the youth and to ensure that young people get their voices heard in these elections as the country marks 30 years of democracy. Its reported that close to 14million youth in South Africa are unregistered…

But with all the electioneering taking place, who will live up to their word presented in their election manifestos or are we again being told sermons of empty promises. At the core of each political parties election manifesto is the promise for change and words being used to try and incite excitement within South Africans that things will get better. Well according to official data released the unemployment rate had now increased to 32,1 percent in the three months through December. Experts say that the jobless rate may continue to rise with mines also being under pressure.

At the same time labour lawyers weighing on the politics say that the elections may bring the positive change the South African economy needs for growth. Meanwhile as financial stress continues to pinch the South African pocket even more, health experts are encouraging citizens to take care of their well being. This as recent data from Debt Busters’ revealed financial stress being felt across sectors which may result in a variety of health problems.

Sticking to politics on the international front….

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban is back in power after the president of the country stepped down. Orban who is the European Union’s longest serving national leader is now faced with the biggest crisis of his 14 year term. Former President Katalin Novak stepped down after it emerged that she secretly signed a clemency order, dismissing the sentence of a former deputy head of a children’s home who had been convicted of attempting to cover up sexual offences at the home. Orban’s is a rule which is more Christian conservative with values aimed at protecting children, questions are now whether under his rule the Hungarian government can ride out the storm caused by Novak.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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