Election Watch

WCRLF convenes a multi-disciplinary team of respected sectorial leaders, chaired by WCRLF Patron Archbishop Thabo Makgoba in order to form the Electoral Code of Conduct Observer Commission. The Commission’s role, as provided for in the Electoral Act, is primarily to ensure that Political parties and Party leaders adhere to the Electoral Code of Conduct. The support here will mainly be for the appointment of a full time political analyst and researcher who provide the secretariat for the Commission and also compile the complaints and the cases that require follow up by the Commission. The Commissioners are also accredited by the IEC and act as Observers on the day of the election. The WCRLF is also represented on the Regional Steering Committee of the Election Monitoring network.

For the 2014 elections in the South Africa, the following individuals from WCRLF served as Commissioners including Fr Noel Rucastle, Mickey Glass, Lester Hofman, Taharih Mathee, Pst Xola Skosana, Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie, Moulana Aftab Haider and Elizabeth Petersen.