South Africans take active interest in politics – study

- | 5 months ago

A new study by Google has shown that South Africans are taking an active interest in their political future, including how the country is governed – something a political analyst said was a good sign that democratic participation was deepening.

According to search trends data collated by Google, South Africans actively search for various topics directly linked to the polls. “The questions trending show South Africans want to be more involved in effecting change at a local government, as well as a legislative level,” Google has found.

The top issues included the requirements of participating in local government elections, how citizens can contribute towards the law-making process and what the ANC election manifesto is.

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