Protecting Electoral Integrity: The Case of South Africa
This case study highlights how the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has developed strategies to identify and manage risks; adapt and respond to changing circumstances; and prepare for possible crises.
Through formal risk and crisis management processes, scenario-based planning and well-established governance structures, the IEC has managed to maintain the integrity of electoral processes in South Africa despite several challenges, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
The IEC’s capacity to withstand shocks and stresses while continuing to deliver credible elections has contributed to the consolidation of electoral democracy since the landmark 1994 elections.
PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
RESILIENCE TO STRESS AND SHOCKS
RECOVERY FROM CRISIS
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