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GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN ELECTORAL GOVERNANCE

In this second article of the Election Series, Ezra Mendel and Shaun Kinnes, Interns at the FW de Klerk Foundation, assess what electoral governance is, as well as the various hurdles it encounters and possible solutions.

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MEANINGFUL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS CRUCIAL FOR DEMOCRACY’S VITALITY

In a letter to the Department of Home Affairs, former President Mbeki criticised the DHA’s White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection for containing serious inconsistencies and omissions. Public participation in policy and law creation usually exposes flaws in laws, which begs the question: Was public participation meaningful considered?

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Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections with the Bill of Rights

The assessment of 17 parties aims to evaluate how well each manifesto aligns with the Constitution’s core values, with a particular emphasis on compliance with the Bill of Rights.