THE FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION'S ELECTION SERIES

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. 

                            Read the Executive Summary

                   Read the Comprehensive Assessment 

                             View the Compliance Index

                            View the Manifesto Ranking

CONSTITUTIONAL MEASUREMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES’ ACTIONS

As the 2024 elections loom on the horizon and South Africa finds itself at a critical juncture, the FW de Klerk Foundation launches its Election Series, aimed at understanding the intricate fabric of democracy in our nation.

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Why We Need Political Parties – But Perhaps Not So Many

Christina Teichmann, the FW de Klerk Foundation’s Deputy Chairperson, recognises the 2024 elections as a turning point in South Africa’s democratic evolution with the rise of independent candidates and a diverse array of parties signalling a shift towards pluralism.

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Global Challenges in Electoral Governance

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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Analysing the Impact of Electoral Laws on Constitutional Integrity

Ezra Mendel, Siyakudumisa Zicina and Ismail Joosub assesses recent court judgements, electoral laws and legislative developments to gauge their impact on South Africa’s constitutional integrity, as far as electoral laws are concerned.

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Understanding the Rise of Authoritarianism and its Effects on Global Elections

Siyakudumisa Zicina considers 2024 as a major test for liberal democracy and reviews the turn towards authoritarianism for most of the world… 

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Unpacking Political Rights, Limitations and the Zuma Dilemma

In this article, Ismail Joosub and Siyakudumisa Zicina will look at the intricate balance between political rights and legal obligations in South Africa, particularly amidst the controversy surrounding Former President Jacob Zuma’s candidacy.

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