In the aftermath of South Africa’s Local Government Elections on 1 November 2021, youth voter participation was one of the most discussed issues. Listen to Good Governance Africa’s data analyst Pranish Desai’s interview with CapeTalk Radio, where he speaks about some of the causes of low participation by young voters both in South Africa and in the global context:

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Pranish is a Data Analyst within the Governance Insights & Analytics programme. He completed his Bachelor of Social Sciences in Politics Philosophy and Economics at the University of Cape Town in 2017 and his Honours in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2018. Both qualifications were awarded with distinction. Most recently he completed his Master of Arts in e-Science at the University of the Witwatersrand with this degree forming part of the Department of Science and Innovation’s National e-Science Postgraduate Teaching and Training Platform. His research interests include African governance, quantitative social analysis, and political geography. In addition to his academic qualifications Pranish has held several student leadership positions including experience as a residence head mentor, a residence sub-warden, a university tutor, and a research assistant.