SALO WORKSHOP – “A Review of Lessons Learnt from the Elections in Southern and Eastern Africa in 2013”

Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Madagascar

6 February 2014, Pretoria

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Hon. Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister in the Presidency and Head of ANC International Relations, was the keynote speaker. He gave an overview of the elections that had taken place throughout 2013 within the region and Kenya.

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Dr. Siphamandla Zondi, Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue, gives his perspective on the nature of elections within the African context.


Clever Chikwanda, SALO researcher, Chairs the second session

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Prof. Kealeboga Maphunye, WIPHOLD-Brigalia Bam Chair of Electoral Democracy in Africa, UNISA gives his analysis of the 2013 elections within SADC and Kenya.

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Prof. Esther Kebuka-Sebitosi, Institute of African Renaissance studies, UNISA, gives a gendered perspective of Electoral processes within the region and throughout the continent.

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Sivu Maqungo, Former Chief Director East Africa, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, CEO LEAF Consultancy, speaks on the necessary criteria for legitimate elections



Prof. Brian Raftopolous, Director of Research, Solidarity Peace Trust, discusses the 2013 Zimbabwe elections

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Wandile Dludlu, National Coordinator, Swaziland United Democratic Front, discusses the 2013 Swaziland elections

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Ambassador George Nene speaks from the floor. He is a former Deputy Director-General, Multilateral, at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation; and former advisor to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

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Mario Masuku, President of the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), speaks from the floor .