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Election Disinformation in South Africa

In today's digital age, disinformation stands as a pervasive and insidious threat, particularly during elections.

As South Africa approaches its upcoming national elections, it is vital for citizens to recognize the dangers of false information and to be ready to combat it. The integrity of our democratic society hinges on our collective ability to distinguish truth from falsehood and to hold accountable those who propagate disinformation.


Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections

FW de Klerk Assessment with the Bill of Rights

In the lead-up to the National and Provincial Elections on 29 May 2024, anticipated to be the largest and most significant in recent memory, the FW de Klerk Foundation has embarked upon a project.

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South Africa before the elections

New hope at the Cape?

On May 29, 2024, elections will be held in South Africa for the national assembly and all provincial parliaments. After years of economic decline, the country is in urgent need of a new direction. Polls suggest that Nelson Mandela's party, the ANC, will fall short of an ab-solute majority at national level for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994 and will rely on coalition partners to form a government. At the same time, the South African party spectrum is becoming increasingly fragmented, which also means more competition to pro-vide better solutions to the country's numerous challenges. Against this backdrop, the con-stellation in which South Africa will be governed in the future is uncertain, as various sce-narios are conceivable following the outcome of the elections.

Boniface Mwangi

Under the Swinging Arch

Perspectives on the Glenister anti-corruption cases by those who fought them.

This book chronicles the progress and outcomes of public interest litigation that has become known as ‘the Glenister trilogy’. The authors are all lawyers who played a role in the litigation and concomitant advocacy at various stages. Their perspectives reflect on the triumphs and disasters that befell the campaign to ensure effective and efficient anti-corruption machinery of state in South Africa.

Nancy Msibi

South African Council of Churches Voting Workshops


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung supported voter education dialogues in diverse townships in Katlehong, Vosloorus, Thokoza, Tembisa, Orlando West, Zandspruit, Diepsloot, Clayville, Dobsonville, and Molapo between February and March.


CDU/CSU Position Paper: A strategy for new cooperation with African partners

This is a position paper by the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Federal Parliament and details the German-African cooperation in various policy areas.

South African General Elections 2024

Find out further information about the General Elections taking place on May 29th, 2024.

This page spotlights reports and analysis as well as further information on the 2024 South African General Elections, carefully selected by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in South Africa.

FW De Klerk Foundation

FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2024: Follow up report

Author: David Vorbau

The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference 2024, held in collaboration between the FW de Klerk Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa, took place on February 2nd in Cape Town.


Has the ANC lost touch with South Africans: Summary

Author: David Vorbau

In a lively discussion on Wednesday, January 31, moderated by Rebecca Davis (Daily Maverick), Moeletsi Mbeki and Professor Nicola de Jager delved into the current state of the ANC and its historical mission

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Will South Africa make it out of the crisis this year?

"A country that cannot offer its young population (around 45 percent of the population is under 25 years old) any prospects is slowly but surely bleeding to death."