What You Need to Know About the South African Elections

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  • To Vote or Not to Vote
  • Voting Stations
  • Generation “Born Free”
  • South Africans Abroad
  • A National Holiday
  • Security Concerns
  • Security Hot Spots
  • We Want Peace
  • The Results
  • Election Day 2014
  • ANC: The Ruling Party
  • The Incumbent President
  • Democratic Alliance
  • Economic Freedom Fighters
  • Disillusioned Citizens

Generation “Born Free”

For the first time ever, the "born free” generation — those South Africans who are too young to remember apartheid — will be casting ballots. More young South Africans have registered to vote in this election than ever before, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Thirty to 39-year-olds make up the biggest segment of voters (6.18-million), followed by 20- to 29-year-olds (5.7-million.)

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