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Democracy South Africa:
Evaluating the 1999 Election
Yvonne Muthien
145mm X 210mm | 134pp. | 0-7969-1945-3 | R93.00 | 1999

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Since 1994, the HSRC has conducted public opinion surveys to determine shifting patterns of support and perceptions of social issues and democracy. These surveys are conducted on a randomly selected national sample of 2 200 adults.
We also conduct election studies. In the 1999 election we helped the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) find out how many of voters had bar-coded ID documents, we measured changing public perceptions and support in the run-up to the election and carried out the first ever exit poll, evaluating the freeness and fairness of the elections as well as the efficiency of the electoral machinery.

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1 Introduction: Evaluating Democracy and the 1999 Election in South Africa
Yvonne Muthien

2 Democratic Consolidation in South Africa, 1994-1999
Yvonne Muthien

3 The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC): The Quest for Free and Fair Elections
Johan Olivier

4 Election Day Exit Poll
Michael O'Donovan

5 Eyes on the Ground: Fieldworker observations
Stephen Rule

6 Assessing the 1999 Election Machinery: Views of Political Parties and Other Stakeholders
Richard Humphries

7 Voting in Action: Focus Group and Workshop Findings
Meshack Khosa

8 Outcome of the Election
Stephen Rule

9 Conclusion: Exercising Democratic Citizenship Through Voting: Policy Implications
Yvonne Muthien and Meshack Khosa

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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9