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Reza Omar live on eNCA #SAelections2019

Reza Omar was live from the IEC Western Cape Results Centre on the 9 and 10 May 2019 with eNCA to speak to the 17% of undecided voters in the Western Cape. #SAElections2019 Watch all five interviews here: First Interview: https://vimeo.com/337464969 Second Interview: https://vimeo.com/337465299 Third Interview: https://vimeo.com/337466586 Fourth Interview: https://vimeo.com/337467018 Fifth Interview: https://vimeo.com/337468251  ...

Apathy keeps youth away from ballot boxes

The main reason registered young people will not be voting is because they are unemployed and unmotivated, a study found.   A recent article by Gcina Ntsaluba shows that approximately 1.7-million young South Africans who are eligible to vote will not be participating in the polls today,...

Failure to win over youth voters could put SA economy at risk

Some 8m youth voters are either unregistered or registered, but unlikely to vote and 700,000 voters are undecided, given their economic concerns. Corruption and expectations that the economy will not improve post-election are keeping the youth on the fence, while undecided voters cite unemployment as...

Young South Africans Chafe Under the Party Mandela Built

Millions of young black voters born after the end of apartheid have known little but poverty and marginalization following years of ANC governance   ALEXANDRA, South Africa—A quarter-century after Nelson Mandela became this nation’s first black president, his African National Congress is struggling to overcome skepticism from...

Which party will woo the 2.2 million undecided voters? Here’s what the data says

News24 explains the three key factors that will influence the 2.2 million undecided voters in the upcoming SA Elections 2019, according to the latest South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data. These factors are: (1) Political party and political leader preferences (2) Party alignment with solving priority issues (3)...

Over 2 million voters still undecided, say CT-based researchers

Andisiwe Makinana mentions in this TimesLive article that the country's 2.2 million undecided voters will be swayed by political party and political leader preferences, how those parties plan to solve priority issues, and perceptions on who is to blame for the Eskom crisis. The country's 2.2...

The economics of low voter turnouts

Sharon Wood writes about the economics of low voter turnouts and how, according to the 2019 Q1 South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data, South Africans are seemingly disassociating specific leaders from their respective parties.   Voter fallout, particularly among youth voters, pose significant political and economic challenges...