n African Renaissance - Lessons from South Africa's third election

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Since 1994, South Africa has had three national elections with remarkable success - free from incidents that often mar elections in much of Africa. In spite of the fact that the country was under a peculiar form of racialist tyrannical rule before the coming to power of the democratically elected Government in 1994, it has managed to surprise the rest of the world by the way the citizens continue to express peacefully and with strong civic engagement and expression their democratic rights by going to the polls, by standing for long hours in long lines with quiet discipline and calm decency in a bid to express their voices.

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