Webinar: How ready will South Africa be for the crucial 2024 Elections?

Sep 15, 2023
Don’t miss next week’s webinar on the latest report from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), How Ready Will We Be for the 2024 Elections?
Webinar: How ready will South Africa be for the crucial 2024 Elections?

Webinar details

Date: Tuesday, 19/09/2023
Time: 10h00 

Speaker:
Michael Atkins

Register for event: https://streamyard.com/watch/H3DPCBkt6YBV 

Don’t miss next week’s webinar on the latest report from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), How Ready Will We Be for the 2024 Elections?

The report, authored by acknowledged elections expert Michael Atkins, offers a comprehensive analysis of the challenges arising from the 2024 national and provincial poll, arguably South Africa’s most important election since 1994.

In next week’s webinar, Atkins will discuss his assessment of how significant key challenges are, and what their consequences might be.

Atkins writes: “In assessing the ability of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to administer free and fair elections, we need to consider its capacity and readiness, as well as factors relating to changes to the Electoral Act and the introduction of independent candidates.

“The 2024 elections are taking place in a context of worldwide challenges to democratic practice and a marked increase in disinformation. Domestically, social, economic, and political tensions have significantly heightened expectations concerning these elections. Coalitions are the topic of much debate, as is the need for ‘rules’ governing their formation and conduct.

“All of this contributes to the pressure and responsibility placed on the IEC in conducting free and fair elections. However, there are also many proactive steps that political parties, the media, and civil society can take to ensure the elections are free, smooth and credible.”

The full report will be available on the IRR website.

Media contacts: 

Marius Roodt, IRR Senior Analyst

Tel: +2782-779-7035

Email: marius@irr.org.za

Media enquiries: Michael Morris Tel: 066 302 1968 Email: michael@irr.org.za

Sinalo Thuku, Tel: 073 932 8506 Email: sinalo@irr.org.za

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