Where We Work.

South Africa

Where We Work.

South Africa

EISA was established in 1996 in Johannesburg South Africa as an independent, non-profit, and non-governmental organisation whose focus is citizen participation in elections, democracy, human rights, and governance in Africa.

When EISA was founded, it was known as the Electoral Institute of South Africa. The organisation’s purpose was to support the democratic transition through free and fair elections in post-Apartheid South Africa. This included support to conflict monitoring, mediation, and mitigation strategies around elections. These early experiences have been highly beneficial in allowing EISA to continue this work in many other post-conflict and transitional spaces.

Over the years EISA’s capability expanded beyond elections support to include broader democracy and good governance strengthening.

It also extended its coverage to encompass the whole of Africa. Today the EISA Johannesburg office provides strategic, programmatic, operational, financial, and administrative support to all of the organisation’s field offices and projects.

South and East African sub-regional focus

The EISA Office in Johannesburg has a long history of supporting civil society, political parties and governmental and inter-governmental institutions towards stronger democratic processes and systems in the Southern and East Africa regions.

Strengthening accountability:

Support to political parties, particularly those in opposition as well as civil society groups in these contexts remains essential to ensuring that peaceful transitions of power lead to consolidated democratic systems.

Promote credible elections:

EISA’s Election Observation Missions bring representatives of civil society organisations, election management bodies, political parties, academic institutions, and the media from African countries together to observe elections.

Support to regional and sub-regional bodies:

EISA support to Regional Economic Communities aims at improving their election observation to promote credible democratic elections on the continent, as laid down by international and regional election benchmarks for the conduct and monitoring of elections. This includes technical support to international election observation missions, pre-election assessment and the modernization of REC methodologies on election observation, technical support to regional EMBs’ forum and peer learning and support mission.

Enhancing inclusive political processes

EISA continues to support political parties and legislatures to be more mindful of gender-specific barriers to the participation of women through its work on gender-inclusive policies and structures within political parties, and gender-supportive legislation for female candidates and contestants at all levels of the electoral process.

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Elections and Political Processes

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Naphtaly Sekamogeng
Senior Programme Officer
A South African national. He is currently the Senior Programme Officer of the Elections and Political Processes Department at the EISA Head Office in Johannesburg. He has extensive experience in election observation and support, having observed over 24 electoral processes in Africa over the past 17 years. In addition to providing technical assistance to more than 25 African Union (AU), Pan African Parliament (PAP), COMESA and EISA observer missions, he has also participated as a observer in citizen observer groups in several countries. From 2016 to 2017, he oversaw EISA’s programme in Somaliland, where he developed CVE strategies for CSOs. He has also served as the Focal Point for the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network in the SADC region.
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Lenny Taabu
Programme Officer
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Mmapitsi Raphala
Senior Programme Assistant

Governance, Institutions and Political Processes

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Sandile Khuboni
Assistant Programme Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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Tokologo Ramodibe
Senior Programme Assistant

Research and Quality Assurance

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Melanie Meirotti
Research & Quality Assurance Manager

Finance

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Drake Orurach
Head of Finance
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Dipti Bava
Senior Accountant
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Usha Kala
Senior Bookkeeper
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Tuelo Molope
Bookkeeper
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Payroll Administration Officer

Operations and Administration

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Ivy Pillay
Receptionist
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Irene Sekamogeng
ICT Coordinator
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Michael Molefe
Senior Library and Publications Clerk
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Marie Reyneke
Librarian
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Thembelani Mazibuko
Senior Website Researcher
Thembelani Mazibuko is currently the senior website researcher at EISA. He studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Cape Town and completed his Honours degrees in political science at the University of South Africa. After a short stint at management consulting for a Pretoria based company, he pursued a fulltime Masters degree in Political Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he was invited to become a member of the Golden Key Society. Thereafter, he took up a position at EISA, initially as an assistant website researcher.
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Zahira Seedat
Office coordinator

Balloting and Elections Services

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Riana Henley
BES Projects Coordinator
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Crystal Africa Senior Programme Officer scaled transparent democratic governance in africa
Crystal Africa
BES Senior Programme Officer
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Riana Henley
BES Projects Coordinator

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