April 16, 2024

The AfCFTA three years on: challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt

By: Thelma Nyarhi A Pan-African Dream. Pan-Africanism is the idea that sees people of African descent having similar interests and needing to be unified. As a […]
April 16, 2024

Democracy does not need to be a horse race

By: Steven Friedman IF we think court cases are only about who wins and who loses, we will not know how the courts apply the law. […]
April 5, 2024

Democracy requires so much more than just our vote

By: Stef Terblanche As we head towards our national and provincial elections, now is as good a time as ever to reflect on what ‘democracy’ means, […]
April 4, 2024

The State of Human Rights Access by African Migrants: Thirty Years of Democracy in South Africa.

By: Stanley Ehiane Africa has always been a continent of migration and mobility, with cross-border travel providing opportunities for migrants and their communities, as well as […]
April 4, 2024

The South African Human Right Commission (SAHRC) in Combatting Human Rights Violations in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Challenges, Lessons Learned and Opportunities

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori The South African human right commission (SAHRC) is one of the bodies established by the Constitution to protect and promote constitutional rights. […]
April 2, 2024

“Is South Africa ready for a woman President?’’: In 30 years of democracy, women still face challenges in politics.

By: Yolokazi Mfuto In the 30 years South Africans have lived under a democratic state, the idea of seeing a woman President has become elusive. The […]
April 2, 2024

Examining the ramifications of emerging technologies on human rights access to citizens in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori Emerging technologies present a significant opportunity to promote human rights advancement in South Africa. However, navigating this evolving landscape demands a proactive strategy […]
April 2, 2024

The journey toward accessing human rights in post-apartheid South Africa: progress made and lingering challenges

By: Bongiwe Khumalo, Human rights is a term that was not taken to be of great importance before but has come to acquire a much more […]
March 20, 2024

The influence of political manifestos on voter perceptions of political parties in South Africa

By: Tyesha Pillay As South Africa gears up for the upcoming election and enters the final phase of intensive campaigning, citizens find themselves bombarded with a […]
March 17, 2024

How election management bodies can fight deepfakes as electoral cycle begins in Africa

By: Dr, Paul Kariuki and Lizzy Ofusori Read this article on the News24 site here > https://www.news24.com/news24/opinions/analysis/analysis-how-election-management-bodies-can-fight-deepfakes-as-electoral-cycle-begins-in-africa-20240316
March 15, 2024

The influences of digital technologies on citizens’ national identities

“To choose to be better is to be human”. -Savulescu et al. 2004 By: Thelma Nyarhi With the widespread unemployment rates in the African continent,  people […]
March 15, 2024

Living with reality – and making it work

By: Steven Friedman THERE are more effective ways of dealing with a problem than telling it to go away. On the campaign trail a few days […]
March 7, 2024

Political sloganeering: implications on voter behavior and electoral politics

By: Stanley Ehiane Whether in industrialized or developing countries, the form, philosophy, aims, and institutionalization of political parties all have a substantial influence on how well […]
March 6, 2024

Cadre deployment: a political and administrative conundrum

By: Stef Terblanche There has been a lot of to and fro, claims and counterclaims in the media following the recent court case won by the […]
March 1, 2024

The importance of safeguarding our democracy

By: Bongiwe Khumalo, This year, South Africa will be celebrating 30 years of freedom from a terrible political dispensation that limited the rights of citizens and […]
March 1, 2024

South Africa facing a fiscal cliff: implications for socioeconomic development in 2024

By: Lizzy Ofusori The term “fiscal cliff” refers to a situation where a government faces a significant drop in revenue combined with increased expenditure, leading to […]
February 29, 2024

30 years democracy in South Africa: Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities.

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori South Africa’s journey toward democracy began in the early 1990s with the end of apartheid era. This era marked a significant shift […]
February 15, 2024

Allowing the wealthy to rule us

By: Steven Friedman IF there is one thing South Africa’s politicians prefer to winning votes, it is raising money. Which is why even very limited efforts […]
February 15, 2024

Beyond Language Barriers: Using Media to Facilitate Migrant Participation in Local Politics

By: Sthabiso Mdledle In today’s increasingly diverse societies, ensuring equitable participation in local politics is imperative for fostering inclusive and representative governance. However, one significant barrier […]
February 14, 2024

Why Are We in the Era of Democratic Fatigue Syndrome?

By: Yanga Malotana There is something explosive about an era in which interest in politics grows while faith in politics declines. What does it mean for […]