Annual Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture

Commemorating 30 years since HSF’s inception, this year’s Annual Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture titled ‘Elections: Facts & Fantasies’ is presented by Judge Johann Kriegler.

In anticipation of South Africa’s 2024 national elections, we find no one more well suited than Judge Kriegler to reflect on this. Beyond being an inaugural Justice of the Constitutional Court and participating in the certification of the South African Constitution, Judge Kriegler was the first head of the Independent Electoral Commission which was responsible for running South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. He also codrafted the Electoral Commission Act, 51 of 1996, and was instrumental in establishing the permanent Electoral Commission, which he chaired until 1999.

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