Publications: Political Parties

See Political Parties Support programme for EISA's work in this field.

Let's talk elections</em> electoral stakeholders dialogue sessions

Podcast: Looking into SA's new Political Party Funding Act

EISA's Noxolo Gwala and POWER 98.7's political editor, Hajra Omarjee, discuss the Political Party Funding Act's strengths and weaknesses.

Research reports

Checks and balances: African constitutions and democracy in the 21st century

Books and symposium documents

  • Checks and balances: African constitutions and democracy in the 21st century
    G Masterson and M Meirotti (eds), 2017
    EISA focused its Tenth Annual Symposium on the constitutional framework within which limping democracies have to function. This publication represents the distilled essence of those deliberations.
  • Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Political Party Alliances in Africa, Eighth Annual Symposium, Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South South Africa, 26 - 27 September 2013.
  • Setting Benchmarks For Enhanced Political Party Performance For Democratic Governance, Fifth Annual Symposium: 23-24 November 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Symposium proceedings
  • The Politics of Party Coalitions in Africa
    Ed Denis Kadima, 2006 – Download chapters
    Authors document, analyse and explain various aspects of the coalition process as it has played itself out in Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and South Africa.
  • Party Presence and Voter Trust: Findings from the EISA Pre-Election Day and Exit Poll Survey
    Tom Lodge and S Ntuli, 1999. Order online
    The insights from the survey conducted on the pre-polling day, 1st June 1999, are presented in a commentary on the character of party activity during the election campaign. Unusual for a new democracy, the parties embody a relatively well institutionalised political culture. The second essay considers voters' perceptions after casting their ballots, about integrity of the electoral process. Local levels of trust and confidence in the authorities are evaluated in the light of international experience.

Journal of African Elections

Handbooks and manuals