Cosas wants matrics to vote on special voting day

Cosas wants matrics to vote on special voting day

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) wants the country’s matrics to be afforded the opportunity to vote on a special voting day. 

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The demand by Cosas comes after the announcement by the Department of Basic Education that matric examinations will now begin on 27 October instead of 1 November.


Cosas secretary-general Teboho Magafane says matrics must be allocated special voting rights on the predetermined day before polling day.

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“Cosas is of the view that if the government can shift the examination calendar because of elections, that is an indication that learners are an extraordinary constituency that deserves to be treated in a specific prioritised manner.”


Magafane says pupils should also not be made to stand on the voting queue. 


“We also demand that all learners, particularly matriculants, who come to vote on election day, should be prioritized and not be made to sit in the queue because they have to go back to study.” 

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