South Africa: Will Social Media Campaigns Cure Young-Voter Apathy?

| February 4, 2014

[ISS]The run-up to the 2014 general elections has so far seen all the expected theatrics. Manifestos have been launched, new coalitions made and between all the drama, South Africans are trying to decide which party deserves their cross on the ballot sheet. One group of South Africans seems to be particularly uncertain over who to vote for; or whether to vote at all. These are South Africa’s young people, the so-called born-frees and specifically those first-time voters who have just turned 18 or 19.

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