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Perceptions of Corruption and the 2019 elections

03 June 2019
11:30 - 15:30


In collaboration with Democracy Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) and Corruption Watch invite you to:
Date: 3 June 2019
Time: 11h30 – 15h30
Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

The 2019 elections have been closely observed both locally and internationally and in all corners of society. Corruption and state capture were burning issues informing debates on the elections.
The Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council together with Corruption Watch will be hosting a seminar on perceptions of corruption and the 2019 general elections. The HSRC has been conducting research on the extent to which corruption impacts on elections in South Africa. Corruption Watch is a civil society organisation that is committed to fighting corruption in South Africa through various means, including raising public awareness about corruption and receiving reports of corruption directly from the public.
The seminar will address questions such as:
    How did the perceptions and the facts on corruption influence the electorate?
    How did political parties respond to the outcry against corruption?
    What does the ANC election victory in the face of rampant corruption tell us about the South African public?
    How will discontent with corruption inform future voting patterns, if at all?
Following the election results, this is an appropriate time to reflect on corruption in South Africa, how this affected voter behavior and the 2019 election results. It is also an opportune time to look to the future and consider how efforts to combat and raise public awareness about corruption can impact the next elections.

This seminar is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST.

Kindly RSVP by 1 June 2019

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail:
Cape Town: HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street Cape Town, Cape Town. Contact: Shouneez Khan, Tel (021) 4667948, or Shouneez Khan <>
Durban: The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001 , Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or, or Wiseman Mbambo e-mail: