MVC anticipates that its research on intra-party democracy will help foster a conversation and develop interest in its importance for accountability, transparency, and democracy in South Africa. By beginning to analyse important policy decisions through the lens of intra-party democracy, such as the ANC’s step-aside policy, we will be in a better position to consider parties’ commitment to democracy. It will also allow the public to better understand how political parties operate, and to make political decisions from a more informed position. In the run-up to the ANC’s December 2022 Elective Conference and the 2024 General Elections, intra-party democracy is set to be a fundamental aspect of these processes. Click on the link below to download the pdf report.

IPD: An intervention to deepen democracy and accountability in South African politics