2011 Local Government Elections Citizen dissatisfaction and its impact
12 May 201110am-1pm
The Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa (EISA), IDASA (an African Democracy Institute) and the Good Governance Learning Network’s (GGLN) invites you to a joint event in the lead up to the South African Local Government Elections of 2011.
The theme for the event will be centred around citizen dissatisfaction with local government and what impact this might have on the Elections. This will coincide with the regional launch of the Good Governance Learning Network’s (GGLN) annual State of Local Governance Report (SoLG).
IDASA will relay key findings of its recent study, The State of Local Governance in South Africa from a Citizen Perspective. The study focuses on key trends emerging in the local governance sector.
EISA will use the incidences of violent direct action in Balfour to identify the political and governance challenges facing local government Ms.Gaynor Paradza and Mr Eusebius Mckaiser will provide reflections on the inputs made, as well as identify key trends and how these may impact on the elections. The seminar will be concluded with a presentation from the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa on the forthcoming local governance elections. Issues to be covered would include the projections of voter turnout, the IEC’s state of readiness and any other relevant issues the Commission may wish to raise.
RSVP to Nkgakong Mokonyane at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marece Wenhold at email@example.com by Tuesday 10 May 2011.