Innovation in Politics & Campaigning Study Tour to South Africa

Visiting Liberals Witness the Democratic Alliance in Action at #DACongress2018

FNF South Africa, along with our political partner, the Democratic Alliance (DA) hosted liberals from Brazil, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Denmark, and Germany on 4 - 8 April 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The overall aim of the study tour was to introduce the liberal delegates to the DA’s professional political machinery, with a particular focus on innovation in various functions of the organisation. The delegates participated in a series of interactive, cutting-edge sessions with DA experts at the Party’s Campaign Headquarters and at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Regional Office in Johannesburg.

The tour concluded at the DA’s Federal Congress in Pretoria, one of South Africa’s three capital cities, on 8 April 2018. The Federal Congress takes place every three years and is the largest gathering of the Party. The Federal Congress also serves as a platform whereby several leadership positions in the Party are contested.