Electoral Commissions in The SADC Region Participate at Continental Activities, October & November 2023

In the spirit of building partnerships and promoting peer exchanges in the continent , the ECF-SADC member commissions together with senior members of the ECF-SADC Secretariat participated in two continental events being – a four day Continental Workshop on Strategic and Crisis Communication for Election Management Bodies in Africa held on 23-26 October 2023 in…

Preliminary Statement of The Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) on The General Elections of The Kingdom of Eswatini

This is a preliminary statement of the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) Election Observation Mission to the 2023 General Elections of the Kingdom of Eswatini held on 29th September 2023. The preliminary statement covers the Mission’s observations of the preelection period up to the close of the main polling day activities. The Mission’s…

Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF-SADC) deploys an Observer Mission to the General Elections of the Kingdom of Eswatini scheduled for 29th September 2023

The Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries deployed an observer mission the Kingdom of Eswatini in the period 20th September to 3rd October 2023. The Mission is led by Wendy Didon, a Commissioner at the Electoral Commission of Seychelles and supported by the deputy Mission Leader, Dr Molefe Phirinyane also a Commissioner at the Independent…

Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) Undertakes Courtesy Call on The Excecutive Secretary of SADC Secretariat, His Excellency Mr Elias Magosi

The ECF-SADC leadership paid courtesy call on the Executive Secretary of the SADC Secretariat on the 13th September 2023 at the SADC Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana. The courtesy call was undertaken in the spirit of regional integration and collaboration and for the two organizations to converse on issues of mutual interest as articulated in the…

Electoral Commissions Forum of-SADC Countries (ECF-SADC ) deployed an in Election Observation Mission to Zimbabwe Harmonised Elections, 23rd August 2023

Through election observation process, the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC  countries  strives to assist fellow Election Management Bodies (EMBs) to identify areas requiring strengthening, areas requiring  improvement in elections management and opportunities for sharing  best practices and lessons learnt. In line with this spirit , the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) deployed an…

Preliminary Statement of The ECF-SADC on the Harmonised Elections of The Republic of Zimbabwe

This is the Preliminary Statement of the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) Election Observation Mission to the 2023 Harmonised Elections of the Republic of Zimbabwe that were held on 23rd August 2023. The Preliminary Statement covers the Mission’s observations of the pre-election period up to the close of polling day activities. The Mission’s…

Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF-SADC) undertakes Pre -Assessment Missions to SADC countries holding elections in 2023

The ECF-SADC undertook pre-election visits to countries holding elections this year -2023 namely Eswatini, Zimbabwe and DRC. The Pre-Assessment Mission visits to the Kingdom of Eswatini and Zimbabwe took place on 14-20 May and 22-26 May 2023 respectively. The DRC Mission is anticipated for 11-17 June 2023. The election dates for all three countries have…

Chairperson of Electoral Commission of Namibia and also ECF-SADC Executive Committee Chairperson MS ELSIE NGHIKEMBUA gets a PHD

Ref: ECF–SADC   The Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries congratulates its Executive Committee Chairperson Ms Elsie Nghikembua on being conferred the Doctorate Degree in Business Administration on the 26th April 2023. Worth noting is that her thesis investigated the legislative frameworks put in place for Election Management Bodies and how these affect their operational…