Blavatnik Election Briefings: South Africa Votes - Exploring the significance and likely impact of South Africa’s election

This is a hybrid event.

South Africa’s elections on 29 May are widely anticipated to be the country’s most significant since its first democratic elections in 1994.

The African National Congress has formed the government ever since then, but it is now facing electoral challenges by political parties new and old, just as the still-young democracy is challenged by persistent inequality, failing infrastructure, notorious corruption, and more, leading to calls from at least one new party to repeal South Africa’s landmark 1996 Constitution.

Join Sherylle Dass, Regional Director at the Legal Resources Centre, Lindiwe Mazibuko, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Futurelect, and Jonny Steinberg, author of Winnie and Nelson, in a panel discussion moderated by Professor Christopher Stone exploring the significance and likely impact of South Africa’s election.