The ECF-SADC Election Observation Mission to The Republic Of South-Africa’ National & Provincial Elections Held on 29 May 2024

Over the last two weeks, the ECF-SADC mission to the National and Provincial elections of South Africa was involved in various election-related activities. To achieve its objectives, the Mission undertook various activities, including consultative meeting with the Electoral Commission of South Africa, holding a one-day refresher orientation   for its observers to give them an opportunity…

Preliminary Statement of The ECF-SADC on The National & Provincial Elections of The Republic Of South Africa

The ECF-SADC Election Observer Mission was led by Mrs. Mwangala F. Zaloumis SC, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia. The Deputy Mission Leader was Hon. Justice Jacobs C.M. Mwambegele, Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Tanzania. The Mission comprised forty three (43) observers from twelve (12) Electoral Commissions of Angola, Botswana, Democratic…

ECF-SADC Deploys an Election Observation Mission to Republic Of South-Africa National & Provincial Elections Scheduled for 29 May 2024

The Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC (ECF-SADC) countries as a network of Election Management Bodies in the SADC region received an invitation to observe the 2024 National & Provincial Elections.  It has deployed an election observer mission to the NPE elections of the Republic of South Africa scheduled for 29 May 2024. The mission comprises…

ECF-SADC visit South Africa

The Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries undertakes a solidarity visit to the Electoral Commission of South-Africa as a member commission to establish its preparedness for the upcoming elections and to exchange on possible collaboration, support initiatives and other issues of mutual interest. The team is led by Chairperson if Electoral Commission of Zambia Mrs…

Launch of social media guidelines in Africa

The ECF SADC Secretariat represented by the Executive Secretary and nine (9) of the ECF-SADC member commissions namely RSA, Botswana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Zanzibar, Tanzania , Seychelles  are attending the official launch of the Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Digital and Social Media in Elections in Africa taking place in Johannesburg, South…

Election Observation Mission Report to the Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe

This is the report of the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) Election Observation Mission (ECF-SADC Mission) to the 2023 Harmonized Elections of the Republic of Zimbabwe, which took place on the 23rd and 24th of August 2023. The report is on the Mission’s observations covering the pre-election phase, the polling process, and results…

Revised Principles for Election Management, Monitoring & Observation (PEMMO) in the SADC Region Launched: ECF-SADC & Eisa Partnership

The launch of the revised Principles for Election Management, Monitoring & Observation in the SADC Region (PEMMO) a project financially supported by USAID,  was witnessed at the 25th Annual General Conference & Anniversary of the ECF-SADC held on 27 November to 2nd December 2023 in Cape town, South Africa . The ECF-SADC and EISA recognized…