ANU African Studies Reading Group

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

The monthly ANU African Studies Reading Group meeting focuses on South Africa’s search for a common identity.

As South Africa approaches its national elections on 8 May 2019, questions of its political identity are looming. The youth is snubbing the voting booth, whereas the future is in their hands. Recent voter surveys conducted in preparation for the national elections demonstrate that the ruling party might win the elections for the sixth consecutive time since the dawn of liberation in 1994. Vincent Ndzala will be sharing his views on the identity of South African politics, and what this election means for the generations to come, including the role of the youth.

Vincent Ndzala is an Australia Awards Programme scholarship recipient in the Master of Public Policy programme at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy. In South Africa, Vincent works for the National Treasury in the tax policy division. He is passionate about politics.