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.

Details

Publication date
30 November 2023
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Nicholas Matatu
Number of pages
15
ISBN
978-91-7671-714-1 (PDF)

Contents

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

PREVENTION

RESILIENCE TO STRESS AND SHOCKS

RECOVERY FROM CRISIS

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Protecting Electoral Integrity: The Case of South Africa

Case Study, November 2023
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