Drop in registered youth voters a cause for concern

A 47 percent drop in 18 and 19-year-olds registered to vote is cause for concern. The Institute for Security Studies has found that youth participation in politics and voting depends on how satisfied they are with democracy; and the performance of political parties in addressing the socio-economic challenges they face. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans go to the polls in exactly one month.

However, a 47 percent drop in 18 and 19-year-olds registered to vote is a cause for concern.

The Institute for Security Studies has found that youth participation in politics and voting depends on how satisfied they are with democracy; and the performance of political parties in addressing the socio-economic challenges they face.

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In the run-up to the general election, eNCA’s reporters are around the country, focusing on issues that will affect how people vote.

Samkele Maseko is in the coal-mining town of Hendrina, in Mpumalanga where miners say they had a terrible Christmas.

They haven't been paid for more than two months.

South Africans go to the polls in exactly one month. Samkele Maseko is in the coal-mining town of Hendrina, in Mpumalanga, this morning. Courtesy #DStv403

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