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SOUTH AFRICA’S me­dia shifted its at­ten­tion from the US elec­tion to SA’s own elec­tion next year. The early call on cit­i­zens to reg­is­ter at one of around 19 700 vot­ing sta­tions gave way to spec­u­la­tions about the “Shikota” move­ment’s chances of chal­leng­ing the ANC at the vot­ing booth. About 20m South Africans are reg­is­tered vot­ers. THE WIT­NESS said one of the big­gest chal­lenges for any democ­racy is to over­come voter ap­a­thy – es­pe­cially among young vot­ers, who no longer re­gard pol­i­tics as a pri­or­ity. The Star and Volks­blad said peo­ple must use their vote to guide the coun­try along the path of democ­racy. The Week­ender warned the Shikota party should strive for qual­ity not quan­tity.

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