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31 May 2024

Media advisory: Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) outcomes 2024

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
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HSRC to Brief Media on Election Satisfaction Survey Outcomes

Johannesburg, Thursday, 30 May 2024 – The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will brief the media on the outcomes of the Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) conducted on 29 May 2024 on Election Day among voters. The media briefing will be held at the Results Operations Centre (ROC), Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand on Friday, 31 May 2024 from 11:00.

The ESS survey assessed the opinions and perceptions of voters on Election Day, determining whether the elections were considered free and fair. The survey also evaluated the operational efficiency of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC).

The media briefing will provide an opportunity for journalists to engage with the HSRC research team and gain insights into the survey’s findings.

Date: 31 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Results Operations Centre (ROC), Gallagher Convention Centre

For media enquiries: Dr Lucky Ditaunyane | Cell: +27 83 227 6074, Email: Adziliwi Nematandani | Cell: +27 82 765 9191 Email:

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About the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.

Our mandate is to inform the effective formulation and monitoring of government policy; to evaluate policy implementation; to stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results; to foster research collaboration; and to help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences.

The Council conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific research for public sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. Research activities and structures are closely aligned with South Africa’s national development priorities.

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