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Brigalia Bam: South Africa Needs a Electoral System that is Relevant to Our Present Situation (Podcast)

Democracy - More Than Just ElectionsBrigalia Bam, former IEC head and author of Democracy – More Than Just Elections, created a stir this year by proposing a alternative way of handling elections in this country.

Bam was featured on Talk Radio 702, where she explained her reasoning in a conversation with Stephen Grootes.

Bam believes that the current system of proportional representation needs to be revisited, so that people have a direct say with regards to the leadership of the parties they vote into power. She suggests a system that is “relevant to our present situation” is needed.

Listen to the podcast:

 

As a follow up to this conversation, listen to Nompumelelo Runji’s analysis of Bam’s proposal. Runji spoke to John Maytham on CapeTalk to examine the implications of change in South Africa:

 

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