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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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