Electoral Management Design Database

South Africa

South Africa


Model of electoral management



South Africa, Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996 (last amended in 2004; published 12 Februrary 2015), accessed 30 May 2021

Article 3: (1) There is an Electoral Commission for the Republic, which is independent and subject only to the Constitution and the law.

(2) The Commission shall be impartial and shall exercise its powers and perform its functions without fear, favour or prejudice.

Electoral Management Bodies

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Name of EMB Number of EMB members Term of office EMB members selected by Chair appointed/elected by Party or expert based membership
Independent Electoral Commission 5 7 years President, on recommendation by Parliament President Expert
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