Leader of the One SA Movement (OSA), Mmusi Maimane has called on the youth to fully make use of this weekends voter registration process.

Maimane was speaking in Claremont, in Cape Town, where he updated his details to vote in the upcoming elections.

OSA says it will support a number of independent candidates, chosen by their communities, to stand for election as ward councillors in this year’s Local Government Elections.

Maimane says the youth is largely ignored in society with high levels of unemployment. He says to actively participate in their own political affairs will ensure that their voices are heard.

He says independent candidates can influence policy and budget in councils.


Maimane and his wife registered in Claremont in Cape Town.

Maimane says the One SA Movement support 25 independent candidates in Cape Town.