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…

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) 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…

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…

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…

EXCO Courtesy visit to Gaborone Botswana

20th April 2023 The ECF-SADC Executive Committee Chairperson and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia Ms Elsie Nghikembua pays a courtesy call on ECF-SADC President and Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of Botswana Hon Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo The ECF-SADC Executive Committee Chairperson and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia Ms Elsie Nghikembua,…