Secretary-General of the GOOD movement, Brett Herron has proposed that the Western Cape get its own youth parliament, in which young people can make their stances clear on major issues like climate change, education and social conflict.
Herron made the proposal during a virtual youth dialogue on parliamentary democracy during and post COVID-19, held on November 20.
“I propose that we establish a youth parliament for the Western Cape whose deliberations should be heard and considered by our standing committees and the legislature. Our society is beset with significant challenges that will have a direct impact on future generations,” he said, according to the Cape Argus.
“Young people should be able to influence how we respond to these challenges. Not just at a dialogue or on Youth Day, but in a structured, inclusive and formally recognised way.”