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South Africa’s youth voting crisis

In South Africa and all around the world young people appear less willing to vote. During the 2019 elections, very few young people voted or even registered to vote. As the 2021 municipal elections approach, it appears that South Africa will once again see very little participation from young voters. As Quartz Africa described after the 2019 national elections in South Africa, “disillusionment has set in, particularly among those who are as old as South Africa’s democratic regime—the twenty somethings.”


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