Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. It’s all happening at 73 Juta Street.

The three day event, held under the theme: The State of SA Youth Today, will feature live debates, music performances, poetry readings, comedy sketches, and a photographic exhibition.

Participants will have the opportunity to take Corruption Watch’s Bribe Detector test, to either keep the results – just a yes or no – quiet, or make a public declaration to come clean and stay clean.

Come and join us, or follow the fun online: #ComeClean at #VIPYouthFest, or #MyHandsAreClean. Visit the festival’s web page for more details.

Youth a focus for CW

June is traditionally celebrated in South Africa as Youth Month, and 16 June is national Youth Day – commemorating the young lives lost on that day in 1976, when Soweto school pupils protested against the forced use of Afrikaans in the classroom. This year marks the 39th anniversary of the Soweto uprisings.

South African youth is a big focus of Corruption Watch’s day-to-day activities.

“The pervasiveness of corruption in our country is cause for great concern, not least because it is robbing our youth of their rightful inheritance … the damage that it wreaks today will be felt well into the future,” wrote our chairperson Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane in our 2014 annual report.

“For this reason, Corruption Watch is committed to engaging and mobilising the youth in creative and innovative ways,” he added.

As part of that commitment, Corruption Watch has partnered with Livity Africa to drive our youth campaign in a way that focuses on issues most important to young people. Together, Livity and Corruption Watch are leveraging their respective platforms and campaigns developed for young people, and driven by young people, to generate ideas and social change.

Livemag.co.za, Livity’s nationwide youth-run media channel, is at the forefront of providing content for the joint programme between the two organisations, with its emphasis on the status of youth today, and on the latest ideas and trends in politics, music, art, fashion, events and gigs.

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Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. The three day event, held under the theme: The State of SA Youth Today, will feature live debates, music performances, poetry readings, comedy sketches, and a photographic exhibition, as well as Corruption Watch’s Bribe Detector test!