UNISA Short Course in Management of Democratic Elections in Africa

UNISA Short Course in Management of Democratic Elections in Africa

Programme in Management of Democratic Elections in Africa (76780)

 

Purpose

The SLP “Management of Democratic Elections in Africa” is a strategic project aimed at building and enhancing capacity for effective and responsible management of elections in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
 



Target group

Electoral commissioners, presiding electoral officials, other lection managers, researchers involved in research for election management.
 

Admission requirements

NQF level 5 qualification
 

Duration

6 months
 



Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

Second semester registration periods
 

Tuition method

Face to face and open distance learning methods of tuition.
 

Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
 
Formative assessment:
Individual Assignments
 
Summative Assessment:
Individual Portfolios
 

Creating Conditions for Democratic Elections in an African Context (PMDE01P)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Democratic elections in an African context

 

  • The normative and legal framework of democratic elections

 

  • Population census and demarcation of electoral constituencies

 
 



Understanding Key Issues and Processes for Democratic Elections in an African Context (PMDE02Q)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Voter registration and electoral democracy education

 

  • Legislative framework for funding of political parties

 

  • The role of the media during the electoral process in an African context

 
 

Managing Key Issues and Processes for Democratic Elections in an African Context (PMDE03R)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Plan and organize resources, security and logistics during democratic election in an African Context

 

  • Managing key processes during an election

 

  • Research and knowledge management

 
 

Course leader

Prof SBO Gutto LLB(Hons); MALD; Dip (Human Rights); PhD
Discipline: Law and Political Economy
Office: 10 PAMDA (IARS) Building 287 Skinner Street Pretoria
P O Box 392 Unisa 0003
Tel: + 27 12 320 3180
Fax: +27 12 320 3417
E-mail guttosbo@unisa.ac.za
 
 

Programme administrator(s)


Ms Pauline Kekana
Office: 10 PAMDA (IARS) Building
Institute for African Renaissance Studies (IARS)
UNISA Campus, 287 Skinner Street, Pretoria 0002
Tel: 012 320 3180/1
Fax: 012 320 3417
E-mail: kekanp@unisa.ac.za