Mamokgethi Phakeng Young people have faced major criticism in recent months for their demonstrations in an effort to bring about change in higher education. She says that, despite the complexities of this new wave of activism, she is excited to see young people engage is social issues. Phakeng explains that student movements are transforming the misconception that young people are apathetic and politically disengaged. "I think this new activism that we are seeing is important." She says there are meaningful lessons to learn through the various modes of student engagement, and the communities involved. "We need all our young people to get involved because what this new activism that we're seeing becomes, depends on who is participating." - SOURCE: 702