After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
Concern at the role of fake sites in influencing South African public opinion has been growing over time.
Referenda have their place in democracy, but can also be misused.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appeal to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
The Democratic Alliance is potentially in a good position to challenge the ANC, which governs South Africa, for power.