E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries. First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings

Research Article

E-Voting: A South African Perspective

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        author={E. Swanepoel and K. Thomson and J. Niekerk},
        title={E-Voting: A South African Perspective},
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  • E. Swanepoel
    K. Thomson
    J. Niekerk
    Year: 2012
    E-Voting: A South African Perspective
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_8
E. Swanepoel1, K. Thomson1, J. Niekerk1
  • 1: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Abstract

The South African democracy, despite being worthy of admiration, is in its infancy. As such its electoral processes still needs to be nurtured and protected. Since 1994 there has been four national elections. All of these have been declared ”free and fair” by the Independent Electoral Commission. However, there has been some problems and growing pains. This paper firstly discusses the current electoral system in South Africa. It then examines E-voting systems and discusses the feasibility of such a voting system for use in the South African context.