The youngest Member of Parliament (MP) in South Africa, 24-year-old Hlomela Bucwa, took her turn to address the house for the first time on Tuesday. She delivered a contribution to the parliamentary debate on the subject, ‘‘Government’s failure to improve the lives of young South Africans with regard to employment, education and training.’‘
Hlomela spoke passionately about a segment of the youth she described as the ‘‘lost generation,’‘ those who continue to be without basic access to education and to employment.
“The lost generation is a generation of born frees who are victim to decades of compounding government greed and corruption. Let us tread softly because we tread on the dreams of a lost generation.”
Her short address criticized the government for not doing enough to ameliorate the situation of the average South African youth.
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