Conflict of interest rules protect the independence of South Africa’s Electoral Commission

Submitted by: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

According to the South African Electoral Act from 1998, election observers must disclose to the Independent Electoral Commission any relationship that could lead to conflict of interest regarding the performance of their duties as observers. The law also states that these observers are not to accept any gifts or favour from a political party, organisation or person involved in the election process, and not participate in any function or activity that could lead to a perception of sympathy for a particular candidate or political party.

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South Africa

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