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Editorial: Restore trust in the system

City Press writes that there are 35 million South Africans who were eligible to vote in the elections last week. Only 26 million bothered to register to vote. Of that number, only 17 million actually voted on Wednesday. In percentage terms, 65% of the registered voters...

Empty promises, unmotivated youth contributed to poor voter turnout

In her City Press article, Palesa Dlamini explains that the 2019 general elections recorded the lowest voter turnout since South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. In this year’s elections, the registered South African voter population came in at 26 779 025, a 5.47% increase from...

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

Sharon Wood’s article in Business Maverick explains that political parties and South Africa have a major challenge as voters gear themselves up to go — or not to go — to the polls on Wednesday 8 May. It’s the perception that none of the political parties...

Young South Africans Chafe Under the Party Mandela Built

The Wall Street Journal writes that millions of young black voters born after the end of apartheid have known little but poverty and marginalization following years of ANC governance   A quarter-century after Nelson Mandela became this nation’s first black president, his African National Congress is struggling...

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) Perceptions...

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 million undecided...