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Electoral System Reform, Democracy and Stability in the SADC Region: A Comparative Analysis

"The discussion begins with a fairly comprehensive survey of electoral democracy in the region with special reference to the selected countries. Section 2 chronicles the workings of various electoral systems in these countries and their impact on de…

Election Talk [Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia]

This brief consists of several articles which was written by 4 different authors. Kenneth Good discusses the background to the 2004 elections in Botswana. Rafiq Hajat discusses the 2004 general election in Malawi and focus on the registration proces…

Election Talk [Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi,Botswana]

This brief contains several articles which were written by 4 different authors. Dr Sitoe discussed the following question: Can the "Mozambican Miracle" survive the scenario of forced co-habitation?" Dr Tonchi examined the third delimitation commissi…

Election Talk [Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia]

This report comprises several articles which were written by 4 different authors. Dr Chirwa discussed the "bogus" voter statistics due to a recent feud between the Malawi Electoral Commission and the National Statistical Office. Prof Tsie focused sp…

Election Talk [Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique]

This paper comprises several articles written by 4 different authors. Hajat discussed the Malawian presidential election campaign in 2004. Prof Good discussed the impact of parliament expansion on the electoral process in Botswana. Kaapama discussed…

Democratic Consolidation in SADC Botswana's 2004 Elections

"The study of the 2004 general elections in Botswana was aimed at analyzing the process of democratic consolidation in Africa's longest surviving and stable political system. In this respect, the attention falls on six areas : the impact of the elec…

Political Parties and Democratisation in the Southern African Development Community Region: The Weakest Link?

"This report sketches out historical and contemporary trends in respect of the internal functioning of political parties in Southern Africa. There is no doubt that political parties play a key role in the democratization process. Furthermore, politi…

Election Talk A fortnightly policy brief from the EISA No 10 1 March 2004

This policy brief comprises several articles written by 4 different authors. Dr Sebudubudu’s article is about the 2004 Botswana election campaign process. He discussed the new electoral system, the main players i.e the political parties and the var…

Political Parties in Botswana

"The focus of this study was political parties in Botswana, looking at their history, structure and functioning, internal democracy (primaries and nomination), leadership and succession, and gender representation. The study is informed by the unders…

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. It also seeks to assess the impact of such public outreach programmes, where these exist, on sustaining…

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Botswana

"This research report analyses the consolidation of democratic governance in Botswana. It is part of a larger study on consolidating democratic governance in Southern Africa. The report gives extensive coverage of political representation and accoun…

Inter-Party Relations and Democracy in Botswana

"This report is a study on Botswana’s political parties and their relations. Specifically, it seeks to examine inter-party relations in order to assess the prospects for opposition party cooperation that could enhance competition for the governing m…

Election Talk [Botswana]

This policy brief comprises several articles written by 4 different authors. Dr Sebudubudu’s article is about the 2004 Botswana election campaign process. He discussed the new electoral system, the main players i.e the political parties and the var…

Can the "Mozambican Miracle" Survive the Scenario of Forced Co-Habitation?

"This policy brief comprises several articles which were all written by different authors. Dr Dr Eduardo Sitoe of the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique wrote about the forced co-habitation the village of Marromeu described as the “MOZAMBICAN…

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…

Political Parties Programme Handbook

"This handbook is intended to provide information about political parties. It aims to enhance political parties’ knowledge and skills on how to participate effectively in the democratisation process. This handbook therefore contains comprehensive a…

Political Integration and Democratisation in Southern Africa: Progress, Problems and Prospects

"This study is concerned with the concept and praxis of regionalism in Southern Africa with a deliberate focus on the deepening of political integration through democratisation. This report is divided into various sections. The second section focuse…

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…

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…

Election Update 2004 Botswana No 1

This paper examined the 2004 Parliamentary elections in Botswana. Some of the subjects discussed are : Botswana Independent Electoral Commission's role, the judiciary, the electoral system,Pre-Election Political Setting Review of Previous Elections …

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