Law Focus - The Electoral System

With the different electoral systems in the world, none of which is without faults; compounded by the changing narratives and debates about the appropriateness and functionality of Proportional Representation as a system for our national elections 25 years into our constitutional democracy; South African youth in particular need to engage firstly, in understanding how the current system works and secondly, in participating in conversations about the critical analysis of the current discourse. Together with Attorney, Tshepo Mohapi as well as Emeritus Professor Roger Southall, we explore the various concepts as well as granular details of Proportional Representation as our electoral system of choice; we further unfold critiques about this phenomenon and spark whether it still serves a purpose in what we aim to be a progressive democracy in South Africa.