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Why not registering to vote is bad for democracy • spotlight.africa
Many South Africans have decided not to register to vote in the upcoming national elections. Anthony Egan SJ begs us to reconsider our decision to register — while we still can — and honour “the memory of those who suffered and sometimes died for what we have now.” The evidence of South African voter apathy reflected in low voter registration turnout, particularly among young people, is bad news for our democracy. Here’s why — and an appeal to remedy it. …