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Interrogating Challenges for Intra-Party Democracy in Southern Africa

"This article investigates the challenges facing political parties for entrenching and institutionalising intra-party democracy. It is abundantly evident that since the 1990s, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has undergone a …

Party Systems in the SADC Region: In Defence of the Dominant Party System

"In short, the paper will demonstrate that a dominant party has both nondemocratic and democratic features in its evolution, although discussion will be limited mostly on the latter. In its deliberations the paper will turn to a few cases of one-pa…

Promoting Intra-Party Democracy in Lesotho: Training manual

"This manual is meant to ensure that political parties in Lesotho are well equipped with the necessary skills that will enable them to promote democracy effectively. It focuses on the following aspects of party functioning: Leadership qualities with…

Managing Intra-Party and Inter-Party Conflict in Lesotho: Training manual

"This manual is meant to ensure that political parties in Lesotho are well equipped with the necessary skills that will enable them to promote democracy effectively. It focuses on the following aspects of party functioning: Leadership qualities with…

Strengthening Political Party Representatives in Namibia: Training manual

"This manual is meant to facilitate a tailor-made training workshop for political parties in Namibia in their efforts to better understand and appreciate the provisions of the electoral law. It is also meant to assist in unpacking and understanding…

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Malawi Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman

"The dawn of the multiparty dispensation in Malawi in 1994 brought about liberal Constitution, which, among other things, created a number of independent bodies, otherwise named watchdog bodies, whose purpose was to safeguard the road to democracy w…

Promoting The Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa the Office of the Ombudsman in Lesotho

"This report presents the findings of a study of the effectiveness as a democracy watchdog of the Office of the Ombudsman in Lesotho. The researcher asked the first category of respondents to reflect on issues relating to the collaboration, or lack…

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa Tanzania's Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance

"This project is intended to promote the effectiveness of democracy protection institutions such as human rights commissions and those institutions charged with overseeing the integrity of the government bureaucracy which are normally called Ombuds…

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Commission of Mauritius

"This report, commissioned by EISA is an assessment of two democracy protection institutions (DPIs) in Mauritius, namely the Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The report examines the Ombudsman, whose role and functions are …

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Commission for Investigations and the Permanent Human Rights Commission in Zambia

"The study was undertaken with the aim of establishing through investigative field research the practical realities that pertain to the two institutions and to establish whether they are fulfilling their mandates. In Zambia, the research focused on …

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Case of the Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia

"This paper has argued that constitutional provisions underpin the independence of the Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia, an independence reinforced by the Ombudsman Act. Thus, both the Constitution and the Act can be regarded as appropriate tools…

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa Office of the Ombudsman in Botswana

"This research explores the performance and effectiveness of the Office of the Ombudsman in Botswana, which is one of the country’s democracy protection institutions (DPIs). The office was established in 1995 through an Act of Parliament to investi…

How the ANC won the 2004 Elections: Perspectives on voting behaviour in South Africa

"In an effort to offer an explanation for the ANC’s electoral victory in the period 1994 to 2004, the paper will discuss the voting patterns of South Africans with regard to economic policies, campaign strategies and alliances. A closer scrutiny of …

Mauritius Electoral Reform Process

Key to both its economic and political success has been the ability of the country's ethnically diverse populations to balance their communal interests in a multicultural setting. This paper discusses the Electoral Reform Process as well as the P…

Election Monitoring and Observation in Nigeria and South Africa: A Decade Review

This paper discussed the assessment of the Election processes in both Nigeria and South Africa as well as the actual formulation of the electoral laws and the role of the security forces. Election monitoring is argued to be a much more interventioni…

Consolidating Democratic Governance in the SADC Region: Swaziland

"This research report aims to investigate the state of democracy and governance in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, posing a key question as to whether or not the region has undergone democratic transition and, if so, posing…

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Political Parties in the SADC Region Through Public Outreach programmes: Focus on Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia

"The study seeks to examine whether or not political parties have public outreach programmes and how they develop and implement these programmes. The study also seeks to assess the impact of such public outreach programmes, where these exist, on su…

Multiparty Democracy and Elections in Namibia

"This monograph has examined various democratic processes and the consolidation of democracy in Namibia with specific reference to the most recent 2004 election process. The data indicates that Namibia is on its way to being a strong democracy, alth…

Elections and Democracy in Zambia

"This case study seeks to evaluate the prospects for the endurance of multiparty democracy in Zambia. The text is mainly concerned with current events and the 2001 elections, but also places events in context by bringing out the distinguishing char…

From Military Rule to Multiparty Democracy Political Reforms and Challenges in Lesotho

"This report is mainly concerned with current events and the recent past in Lesotho, but also places events in context by bringing out the distinguishing characteristics of the country’s politics, its problems and prospects, and the principal eleme…

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