Securing young people’s vote is key to winning elections. With local government polls two weeks away, are South Africa’s political parties likely to attract the youth vote?
Drawing on a national study of high school, college and university students, this seminar takes stock of the factors that influence young South Africans’ voting behaviour. The findings show that corruption is a major disincentive to voting, and the ruling African National Congress’ popularity is waning.
A monograph on the research results, Do You Want My Vote? Understanding young South Africans voting behaviour will be launched at the seminar.
Chair: Gareth Newham, Head, Governance, Crime and Justice division, ISS
- Lauren Tracey, Researcher, Governance, Crime and Justice division, ISS
- Ace Moloi, author of 'Holding My Breath' and former University of Free State student activist
- Koketso Moeti, National Coordinator, Local Government Action and Executive Director, amandla.mobi