About Political

Advert Repository

The Political Advert Repository (PAdRe or Padre) is an IEC initiative, supported by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA). This initiative is in line with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ Guidelines On Access To Information And Elections In Africa.

Political Advert Repository
About the IEC
About MMA

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (the IEC) an independent organisation established under chapter nine of the Constitution.

It conducts elections to the National Assembly, provincial legislatures and municipal councils. It has a mandate to ensure free and fair elections.

As part of that mandate, the IEC promotes access to information in the elections, and the Padre is an initiative that supports access to information by providing a repository for official political party adverts that can be accessed by the public.

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