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Politics Sphithiphithi: Why SA’s youth is not interested in voting this year

According to the South African Citizens Survey, more than 4.5 million eligible young South Africans have no plans to vote on 8 May. So what are political parties getting so wrong? We sought insights from activist Mpho Ndaba, Youth Lab think tank member Lwaphesheya Khoza, and political analyst and EWN contributor Sam Mkokeli.

A youth activist participates in EWN's Politics Sphithiphithi podcast. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Nothing for us, without us: that’s what young people told Eyewitness News’ Theto Mahlakoana and Clement Manyathela in our first Politics Spithipithi podcast.

According to the South African Citizens Survey, more than 4.5 million eligible young South Africans have no plans to vote come 8 May.

So what are political parties getting so wrong? We sought insights from activist Mpho Ndaba, Youth Lab think tank member Lwaphesheya Khoza, and political analyst and EWN contributor Sam Mkokeli.

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