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The Economic Freedom Fighters Election Manifesto

29 April 2014
12:00 - 13:00


Speaker: Floyd Shivambu, activist and EFF Commissar responsible for Policy, Research and Political Education
Date: Tuesday, 29 April
Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Watch the presentation on YouTube.

Floyd Shivambu is an activist and Commissar responsible for Policy, Research and Political Education in the Economic Freedom Fighters, a political party which is an Economic Emancipation Movement in South Africa.

The HSRC is hosting a series of lectures to provide a platform where political parties present their manifestoes for scrutiny. The leaders of major political parties have been invited to present in this series that promises to attract lively debate.

The dramatic political developments of 2014 have intensified political contestation and the 2014 elections will potentially attract worldwide attention as the country continues to manage its transition and succession.

In 2009, the HSRC ran a series of Election manifesto seminars. Carrying out our mission of encouraging informed and active participation of citizens in government the HSRC continues to play a key role in candidate debates.

South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 were about our common yearning for freedom, peace and a better life for all, and a future of hope and democracy. More recently, emphasis has been on creating a more equitable society in coming decades. Critical issues are situated within the broader debates about inequalities as determinants of various social problems including poor health outcomes, social unrest and crime. The question is how will the different political parties address these key issues?

The value of this series is that it can bring together civil society, business, policymakers, the media and academics to evaluate and draw out policy implications through a dialogic process, and inform civil society about the party’s agenda going forward.

Kindly RSVP by 28 April 2014

This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below.  

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: