PUBLIC CONVERSATION: The 2024 Elections in South Africa and the United States

Posted on May 01, 2024

South Africa and the United States both have the most consequential elections in their political history in 2024. For example, in South Africa, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) may, for the first time since 1994, fail to win over 50% of the votes and this would force a coalition of parties to form a government in South Africa which the ANC may not even be involved in. In the US, the November elections could go either way between the ruling Democrat Party and opposition Republican Party with the race too close to call between the presidential candidates of both parties. Either way, unless the ruling parties win the elections in South Africa and the US, any other outcome on either side would have serious consequence for relations between countries for the next 4 years. This moderated conversation between experienced both election analysts with inputs from the audience will shed light on the consequential nature of these elections for both countries and Africa broadly.

Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Venue: Merensky Library Auditorium, Hatfield Campus
Enquiries: Ms Lerato Dube: +27 12 420 2034; [email protected]
Registration: click here


- Author Daniel Ekup-Nse

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