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Book launch event: Election 2019 in Johannesburg

The brand-new election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy. Launch events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will commemorate the launch of the book.


Election 2019 Sandton Invite
Election 2019 Sandton Invite

The book deals with the following topics:

  • Introduction: The South African elections of 2019. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall

  • South African democracy at risk? The troubled context of the 2019 general elections. Roger Southall

  • Credible but flawed: The management of the elections. Kealeboga J. Maphunye

  • Trends in voter participation: registration, turnout and the disengaging electorate. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

  • A campaign born of desperation: The ‘good ANC’ battles the ‘bad ANC’ in the electoral last chance saloon. Anthony Butler

  • The Democratic Alliance at a crossroads: The quest for afro-liberalism. Zwelethu Jolobe

  • The Economic Freedom Fighters: Authoritarian or Democratic Contestant? Benjamin Roberts

  • The smaller parties: Who's in and who's out? Cherrel Africa

  • Beyond the botnets: the media and the 2019 general elections. Jane Duncan

  • Women voting in uncertain times. Amanda Gouws

  • The 2019 national election results. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

  • Provincial dynamics and results in elections 2019. Thokozani Chilenga-Butao

  • South African democracy following elections 2019. Roger Southall and Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

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