"The update provides relevant information around the electoral process and in that way promotes political dialogue among key actors, including civil society organisations, political parties, the election management body and monitors and observers. The overall goal of the Election Update project is to provide useful information on elections regarding numerous issues emanating from the 2009 general elections in South Africa. The Update provides an in-depth insight into the election processes and gives an account of the extent to which democracy in South Africa has taken root after fifteen years of political transition and nation building."