Project Description

KZN-CC OSF-SA #SAElections2019

The KZNCC is a provincial fellowship of churches and church-based organisations, established in 1996 as part of the South African Council og Churches. KZNCC uses the Church’s unique structure and presence communities to encourage engagement in issues of governance, democracy and human rights.

KZN Democracy and Elections Programme

ABOUT THE PROJECT

This project seeks to help eligible voters in the rural areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province to understand their role in the deepening of democracy in South Africa through their participation in elections. It focuses on the design and delivery of  community specific training, communication and or information activities in the areas of balloting education, electoral code of conduct, and post election citizen participation in democracy development.

This project seeks to:

  • Provide voter education in the KwaZulu-Natal province to ensure an improved understanding of the constitution, democracy and increased political tolerance in the region KZNCC in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Democracy and Election Forum (KZNDEF) – a coalition of 18 civil society organisations doing elections related work – will conduct a variety of activities.

Objectives for this project include:

  • Produce participatory and interactive media products for democracy and voter education, to train a pool of volunteers on democracy and voter education, to roll out the project in the province and to create linkages with print and electronic media houses to increase disseminating materials that ultimately seek to increase voter participation in the 2019 elections.
  • This project includes developing materials (print with emphasis on comic narratives, radio and other broadcast platforms), developing a pool of 20 community facilitators through training, hosting a pilot and then a full series of about 200 workshops in different communities. The mass media campaign will look at using radio-based mini dramas and studio debates with radio stations in the region.
  • Conduct election observation in Kwa-Zulu Natal.