n Journal of Public Administration - Editorial

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



South Africa has had its third democratic elections on 27 April 2009. The elections have been certified free and fair by the South African Development Community's observers. It could, therefore, be argued that the so-called "democratic experiment" conducted since 1994 had been a success in South Africa. However, the real test of democracy is not only found in the election itself, but also in the events following the process.

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