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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 […]

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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 […]

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Conflict Prevention, Gender and Elections: Deploying the Women’s Election Mechanism for Peace

The 2024 elections will be South Africa’s 7th National and Provincial elections marks the year that South Africa celebrates 30 years of democracy. While democracy as a set of social practices appear to be flourishing, the record on the performance of successive dominant party democratic governments with the African National Congress (ANC) at the helm, […]

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Explainer: The Three Ballot System and Amendment of Section 24A of the Electoral Act

The 2024 national and provincial elections in South Africa takes place under a slightly revised electoral system, following the Constitutional Courts ruling of 2021 mandating that Parliament must devise a new electoral system, one that accommodates independent candidates. Following a process of consultations, including the establishment of a ministerial advisory committee on the electoral system, […]

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2024 Elections Weekly Brief No 2: Disinformation and Elections

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital media and gear up for the 2024 South African General Elections, it is crucial to recognise the dangers that disinformation poses to the core of our democratic process. Disinformation polarises communities, misleads voters, and erodes trust in public institutions, and during election periods, electoral institutions, and processes, […]