The Democracy Development Program hosted a webinar on Independent Candidacy and Its Implications on Political Parties: Concerns, Challenges and Adaptation.
This engagement was held on the 18th August 2020 via Zoom (online) and was facilitated by DDP’s Senior Programs Officer, Sphamandla Mhlongo.
This engagement hosted keynote speaker, Simon Mamabolo, the Chief Electoral Officer of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC); Hon. VF Hlabisa of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP); Cllr. Nicole Graham of the Democratic Alliance (DA); Mrs Rajbansi of the Minority Front (MF); Jameel Essop of the ACDP; and Maggie Govender of the African National Congress (ANC).
The main objective of the webinar was to explore political parties’ views on independent candidacy, their concerns and possible preparations that they may be doing in this regard among other aspects.