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We're travelling to South Africa to find out what young people there think about the state of democracy in their country. We're joining Lisa and Pumalele, two students from what has always been the home of South Africa's black intellectual elite - the University of Fort Hare (interviews by our correspondent Peter Biles).


Vocabulary from the programme

it's a work in progress
you can use this expression when talking about almost anything that's not yet finished or complete

to consolidate
to make something stronger and more certain

being honest and having strong moral principles

here and there
sometimes, on occasions

people at the grass roots
the working majority of the population

they don't have a clue
they are completely unable to guess or understand something

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