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SA election watch 2014 media briefing
1 May 2014

The new Institute for Security Studies (ISS) African Election Watch programme will be providing expert analysis and commentary on key issues in the forthcoming South African elections scheduled for 7 May 2014.

Media are invited to join the following telephonic briefings:

  • 11h00 Monday 5 May - A guide to the contested provinces, with a focus on key electoral issues in Gauteng, Limpopo and the Western Cape.
    • Hosted by ISS Governance, Crime and Justice Division head Gareth Newham with commentary from ISS consultant Jonathan Faull.
  • 11h00 Tuesday 6 May - Analysis of corruption, public violence and intimidation ahead of the election. This briefing is based on an analysis of incidents recorded by the ISS Public Violence Monitor. It includes an analysis of the viability of various political party manifestos on tackling corruption in South Africa.
    • Hosted by Gareth Newham with commentary from ISS researchers Lizette Lancaster and Judith February.

To join the briefings, please dial +27 11 535 3600 and ask the operator for the ISS briefing. You can listen to a recording for up to three days after the briefing by dialling 011 305 2030 and using the access code 30829 (for the 5 May briefing) or 30830 (for the 6 May briefing).

The ISS will also be providing commentary and analysis of election results. Watch the ISS website for further information on SA election issues and follow ISS election commentary on Twitter #SAelectionwatch.

The ISS African Election Watch programme is designed to track and monitor elections, which can be a source of stability or a source of conflict in Africa.

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About the Institute for Security Studies

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