South Africa
January 8th 2008
Mum, Can a Man be President?
Inter Press Service

Article discussing the state of women's representation around the the world, and noting that proportional representation systems have done better than winner-take-all systems on this issue.

December 28th 2007
Alternative Electoral Systems: The Possibilities and Implications for Nigeria
Nigeria Vanguard Online

Editorial describing methods of proportional representation and suggesting their use in Nigerian elections.

February 17th 2007
Voting ends in Lesotho elections with high turnout
Africa News

Lesotho's elections under mixed member proportional voting saw high, peaceful turnout.

December 25th 2006
'Instant Runoff' Voting Touted
Los Angeles Times

Article citing FairVote's work and instant runoff voting wins covers the history of proportional voting in the United States and the growing interest after ballot victories in Davis (CA) and Minneapolis (MN).

January 26th 2006
Almost 100 parties to fight election
Hermanus Times

South Africa is holding municipal elections under a proportional voting system.

September 18th 2005
Double crossing
Cape Times

South Africa politics would be enhanced if constituents could choose their representation through proportional voting.

August 31st 2005
Women's Appointments Cheer NGOCC

Women in South Africa are benefiting from electoral reform and proportional voting.

August 16th 2005
SADC Works for 30 Percent Women Representation

Electoral Reform Technical Committee (ERTC) declares women should hold political power as a means of strengthening democracy and proportional representation in South Africa.

July 6th 2005
Mauritian Women Seek More Representation

Proportional voting would improve women's representation.

April 28th 2005
Quotas may be a case of too little, too late
The Mercury

Article examines the complications with gender quotas in single-member districts.

April 11th 2005
Ethiopian opposition vows to change constitution if elected
Sudan Tribune

Coalition for Unity and Democracy embraces using proportional representation voting system.

April 3rd 2005
ZESN Statement 2005 Parliamentary Elections

Call for proportional representation in Zimbabwe.

March 9th 2005
Poverty Worries Women
The Post

May 18th 2004
Lowdown on local government
The Star (South Africa)

April 21st 2004
More women clinching top posts
The Star (South Africa)

The South African government has made significant strides towards reaching its target of having 30 percent of its senior posts filled by women.

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