National Youth Parliament opens in Kliptown, Soweto

Young people from across the country will be debating issues of transformation & democracy.

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JOHANNESBURG - The National Youth Parliament opens in Kliptown, Soweto today and transformation and democracy are expected to be the day's theme.

Young people from across the country will be debating issues around governance and transformation in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16th Soweto Uprising.

Eyewitness News spoke to some young people...

One student says, "It's excellent because as young people we get our news from social media and you never know what is one-sided."

While another says, "We can say what we want, but it doesn't count. But this would count for something."