The Participation of Women in South Africa’s First Democratic Election

“In her paper Ms Ballington provides an interesting and colourful overview of the participation of women in South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994. The paper deals with aspects such as the intimidation of women voters, the role of voter education, the attitude of the various parties to women, and the election results in terms of women’s representation in Parlement. The paper concludes with a useful series of recommendations for taking into account the needs of women in the electoral arena.”