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SAIIA Newsletter No. 1, 1972

This newsletter contains four articles on various topics. The article by A.G. Mountain concerns opportunities offered to South Africa by the East Coast islands. Colin Eglin’s article states that it is in the interests of South Africa, Southern...

Election Update 2005 Mauritius No 1

This report presents an overview of the general elections that were held in Mauritius on July 3, 2005. The election proceedings were analyzed and some of the issues discussed are as follows: Constitutional and Legal Framework, Electoral Commis...

EISA Technical Assessment Team Report Mauritius

"This report outlines the EISA Technical Team’s assessment of the National Assembly Elections of May 2010. The findings and analysis of the electoral process in all its phases were discussed, namely the pre-election phase, the polling and counting...

Election Update 2005 Mauritius No 2 & 3

This report discusses the 2005 elections in Mauritius. The following issues are being examined : Voter and political party registration, candidate nomination, campaign process, Civic/Voter Education, Role of Security Forces, Printing of Ballot Pap...

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...

An Analysis of the Implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius

"This paper examines the implementation of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius. First to voluntarily submit to review by the APRM, all three countries have devised different working models at the national level...

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...

Consolidating Democratic Governance in the SADC Region: Mauritius

The reports starts with a brief introduction to Mauritius, outlining aspects such as its current economic situation, the major political milestones since independence in 1968, and the Mauritian stance with regard to its regional and international ...

Mauritius: Recent history and current developments

"The small, strategically located Indian Ocean island of Mauritius changed government on 11 June, 1982. Press reports indicated that the new government might disrupt the relations between Port Louis and Pretoria. This Brief Report focusses on the...

Chinese Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones in Africa : The Case of Mauritius

"The project seeks to develop an understanding of the motives, rationale and institutional structures guiding China’s Africa policy, and to study China’s growing power and influence so that they will help rather than hinder development in Africa. ...

Mauritius: A change in direction?

"The people of Mauritius surprised observers, for the second time in 14 months, in the election held on 21 August, 1983. Mauritians proved that the islands were one of the few functioning African multiparty democracies by electing a new coalition...

Political Parties and Democracy in Mauritius

"The main objectives of this study were to analyze the internal functioning of political parties and to understand how the external regulatory framework impacts on democratic political culture in Mauritius. The study demonstrates that the major po...

Engendering Democracy Through the Ballot Box in The Mauritius 2005 Elections

"This paper examines the causes of lack of advancement of women in decision-making in Mauritius by reviewing the literature on gender and democracy, the religious and cultural factors that might be the basis of women’s insubordination and uses th...

Between Hope and Scepticism: Civil Society and the African Peer Review Mechanism

history. We are currently witnessing major ferment in the development of the poorest continent on the planet. In the wake of the failure of the structural adjustment policies of the Bretton Woods institutions and of the negative effects of natio...

EISA Election Observer Mission Report Mauritius national assembly elections 3 July 2005

"This report sums up the main observations and findings of the EISA Mission and makes appropriate recommendations to the relevant electoral stakeholders in Mauritius for further improvements. The report will be shared with all electoral stakeholde...

Election Talk [Mauritius]

This newsletter consists of 4 articles by different authors. Bertha Chiroro discusses the election results of 2005 in Mauritius as well as the Post Election disputes in 2005. Sydney Letsholo's article reflect on issues that arose in the aftermath ...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Mauritius country report

"This report begins with a short historic background on Mauritius highlighting the development of democracy and parliament as an institution. This is followed by an examination of the main features of the regime type, which is a Westminster-sty...

Explaining African Economic Growth Performance : The Case of Mauritius

"The success story of Mauritius is considered a model of economic development that has the potential of changing the destiny of many developing countries. The plan of this research work is to critically analyse the factors underlying this growth. ...

Facing the Global Financial Crisis - Policy Lessons from Small Mauritius

"The objective of the paper therefore is to assess the case of a small island developing state like Mauritius where government has attempted to mitigate the negative consequences of the global economic crisis through an appropriate policy mix. So...

David V. Goliath: Mauritius facing up to China

"This study draws on several data sources to provide a comprehensive analysis of China’s effects on the Mauritian economy through trade, FDI and aid. Moreover, also addressed is an issue that has not been of much concern for SSA so far but that do...

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