This content piece is part of a project we did for the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) to encourage young South Africans to vote and participate in our democracy to help create a better future for South Africa. In the 2021 election, the IEC recorded that only 8 million of the 26.2 million registered voters had cast their ballot – a record-low of 45,87%. When eligible voters don’t vote, a vote is essentially cast for the ruling party, weakening our democracy.

#BeTheBoss reminds us that our constitution says, “The people shall govern”, and that government officials work for us and are charged by law to serve us in line with the constitution. This film was created to inspire South Africans to take back their power and to actively engage to protect our rights and democracy.

Music: Lie down in darkness (Photek Remix)

Artist: Moby