The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Journalism Department says they will be researching why many young people show a lack of interest in voting.

The Electoral Commission of South Africa in the Western Cape has launched their 2021 Local Government Election in collaboration with CPUT Journalism Department.

Some activities of the collaboration will include election preparation, election day activities, group discussions on elections for the youth and research.

Journalism lecturer at CPUT, Sisanda Nkoala, says it is important to find out why some young people are reluctant to vote.

“One of the initiatives we will be engaged in will be research that looks at why it is that young people in the province are not engaged or are thinking of not voting and then using those findings to craft messaging in the form of public service announcements, etc. That will hopefully prompt young people to see the election as something that they want to get involved in.”

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