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From advance to retreat: the 2024 SA elections. Women, gender and youth inclusion in South Africa’s second government of national unity

South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial elections saw the African National Congress (ANC) obtain 40% of the vote, and lose its once unassailable majority. No party won a sufficient majority to be able to form a government. This necessitated the formation of a coalition government. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 2024 National and Provincial Election […]

2024 weekly election brief11 eisa3 transparent democratic governance in africa CategoriesNews and Views South Africa

Women’s voice, media power, and patriarchy – a toxic mix perpetuated in the run up to elections

Justifiably, in the lead up to electoral processes, media coverage tends to focus on providing coverage to political parties and the issues at stake in the elections and in society – fairly, accurately, comprehensively, and equitably. While useful, focusing only on these issues, ignores the lived reality of people in society, and tends to ignore […]

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Was the Media a Mirror, a Megaphone, or just misplaced in its Coverage of the 2024 South African Elections?

The quality of the media coverage of a societies’ elections is measured not simply by how extensively, accurately and fairly political parties and contestants are covered, but by whether the media exposes voters to the kind of information voters need to know and also whether the media prioritises and reflects voters and citizen concerns. A […]

2024 south africa weekly brief 6 quota distribution seats eisa2 transparent democratic governance in africa CategoriesNews and Views South Africa

How the Quota and Distribution of Seats is Calculated for the 2024 National and Provincial Elections

The 2024 National and provincial elections in South Africa takes place under a slightly revised electoral system, following the Constitutional Courts ruling in the matter between New Nation Movement NPC and Others versus the President of the Republic of South Africa and Others (CCT110/19) . It was determined by that Court that parliament must devise […]

2024 chad blog midi schrodingers eisa1 transparent democratic governance in africa CategoriesChad

MIDI’s Schrödinger’s Equation

On this radiant night of May 9, 2024, the Republic of Chad stirs up to news that sends vibrations through village drums, car horns, and even the joyful crackling of guns in N’Djamena: MIDI has been declared the winner of the May 6 presidential election. Supported by the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS) and no fewer […]

2024 chad blog election myriad colors eisa transparent democratic governance in africa CategoriesChad

A myriad of colors and choices

From April 14th to May 4th, 2024, the political landscape of Chad was imbued with an unprecedented electoral fervor. In a captivating political ballet, the ten candidates competing for presidency showcased ingenuity to offer an unforgettable experience to Chadians, each seeking to allure the electorate and leave a mark on this transitional presidential campaign. From […]