MIC Check

MIC Check: Miyela In Conversation 

Strengthening democracy through dialogue

Miyela in conversation – MIC Check, is a platform for free, open, honest and uncensored conversation.  Here are our ideas:

  1. We can strengthen our young democracy by talking to each other.
  2. We bring South Africans together to talk about the world around them.
  3. freedoms can only be protected by being stretch and used – to keep our right to a voice we must continue to speak truth to power

MIC Check is a space for reflection and sharing where we can debate, learn, disagree and deepen our understanding of who we are and what we want.

MIC Check is brought to you by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Miyela. The NMCF is creating spaces for youth to be seen and heard. NMCF is committed to a society that treats young people as people that have something to contribute to the development of this country. Miyela is a young movement, grounded in the idea that people move history forward and shape the world.  We have come together to create a space for young people to think about the world around them, to debunk the idea that we have no power in shaping society and to act in simple ways that can transform communities and the society we are building

There is a small window after every great transition for people to contest the future of a society and truly drive the future in a new direction. The window of opportunity to define a society based on equality, gender freedom, social justice, democracy and a broad based seat of power will close if voices in society decide to give up the power to shape society .

The stakes are high as we work towards creating a society that will reflect who we are and who we want to be. As we grapple with the content, the form, texture and colour of what that society should be – we must talk to and with each other. Only through open conversation will we begin to understand each other, ourselves and those things that make us alike and unique. To build and strengthen our young democracy we must learn to test its bounds and speak freely.


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