South Africa is a young country, with most of the population under 30. Many of these youth live in rural areas – often seemingly forgotten by the state until it’s time to vote.
There are hundreds of young people on farms in South Africa who have their needs ignored by politicians and decision makers. According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 759 127 households with an aggregate population of 2 732 605 people lived on farms in 2011. There are 987 467 potential voters living in farms and aged between 20 and 39.