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2016 The quest for 'three thirds' : the ANC's 2014 election campaign

This chapter examines the means by which the ANC utilises its discursive power, the power it derives through its political communications, i...

2016 What can the Electoral Commission of South Africa do to encourage you to vote in next year's election?: reponses to the question

A very specific objective of the study is to determine operational efficiency of the Electoral Commission. In order to do this, a set of clo...

2016 Voter participation survey 2015: tabular report

The overall objective of the 2015 Voter Participation Survey (VPS) is to inform and guide the Electoral Commission (EC) in its plans, polici...