South African general elections

The number of young people who have registered to vote in the May general elections is down substantially from 2014, despite population growth, according to News Agency “GroundUp”. Meanwhile the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) expressed concern over the number of 18- to 19-year-olds on the 2019 voters' roll was 341 236. In 2014, it was 646 313, meaning the number of new voters has dropped by nearly half (47%). When taking into account that the population has grown by approximately 7.5% over the past five years, the drop is even more profound. The reason for the drop is unclear. Could the youth just not be interested in the politics of the country or is this a form of protest on their part?
To answer those questions we are joined by:
Prof Kealeboga Maphunye, Chairperson, Department of Political Sciences, UNISA.
Grant Masterson, Program Manager, African Peer Review Mechanism
Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy Africa (EISA).
Levy Ndou, Lecturer,Political Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).
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