July 17, 2024

#YouthMovements in the African Continent: The Social Media Wave

By: Thelma Nyarhi The African youth have continuously raised their voices through their smartphones in an effort to stand against social injustices. This is no surprise […]
July 15, 2024

Politics has changed – the debate has not

By: Steven Friedman PARTY politics in South Africa’s democracy has changed, possibly forever.  But it will take a while before politicians, media and commentators catch up […]
July 5, 2024

Factors influencing consensus Building and their implications on Multi partyism in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori Consensus building is a crucial process in multi-party political systems, particularly in a diverse and complex society like South Africa. It is […]
July 3, 2024

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Cabinet: A Provincial Government of Unity (PGU) or A Minority Coalition

By: Stanley Ehiane KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is one of South Africa’s nine provinces and has major cultural, economic, and political importance in the country. KZN operates within […]
July 2, 2024

An unwieldy national executive born from a rather unholy marriage of convenience – but it might work

By: Stef Terblanche “The message delivered from the South African electorate has been heard loud and clear. No political party achieved an outright majority, and citizens […]
July 1, 2024

Addressing trust deficit among political parties and leaders post 2024 elections: here is how

By: Lizzy Ofusori Trust deficit among political parties refers to the lack of confidence and faith that political parties and their leaders have in each other, […]
July 1, 2024

Challenges and Insights for Patriotism in South Africa During the Period of Political Uncertainty

By: Bongiwe Khumalo An important question is raised as South Africa prepares to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy on July 18: What does patriotism mean in a […]
June 26, 2024

Judicialization of Politics and separation of powers in South Africa.

By: Yolokazi Mfuto This article is aimed at unravelling the menacing challenges that confronts the postcolonial democratic South Africa since 1994 and various ways in which […]
June 24, 2024

Restoring public trust a tough task for new executive mayor

By: Paul Kariuki Municipalities are the spheres of governance closest to the citizenry. This proximity primarily provides them with equitable and sustainable access to basic services, […]
June 19, 2024

Youth Participation in the 2024 Elections: Insights, Lessons and Future Possibilities

By: Thelma Nyarhi Elections have come and gone. While wrapped up in the post-election activities which involve the inauguration of the President, the announcement of the […]
June 18, 2024

Will the coalition respect democracy?

By: Steven Friedman IS South African democracy safe in the hands of its coalition government? The answer is more complicated than it seems. The general election […]
June 4, 2024

How South Africa’s recent elections have reshaped politics and democracy in the country: key insights and lessons

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori The recent elections in South Africa have significantly reshaped the country’s political landscape and highlighted critical challenges facing its democracy. The 2024 […]
June 4, 2024

The future of small political parties in the post-may 29th elections in limbo, South Africa

By: Stanley Ehiane, Small political parties have played an essential role in South African democracy, notably in the post-apartheid period.  South Africa’s political landscape is growing […]
June 4, 2024

A democracy comes of age; important guiding fundamentals have emerged

By: Stef Terblanche By the weekend following our May 29 elections, it was clear: South Africa would henceforth be a different country politically to the one […]
June 3, 2024

Reduced Youth Unemployment in South Africa Is Possible Through Pragmatic Policies

By: Bongiwe Khumalo, Youth unemployment is a severe problem for socioeconomic development on a worldwide scale. It threatens national development because it affects more individuals than […]
June 3, 2024

The Performance and Factors Impacting the Future of Independent Candidates in Electoral Politics in South Africa Post-2024 Election

By: Lizzy Ofusori Independent candidates are individual who runs for public office without being affiliated with any political party. These candidates represent themselves and their own […]
May 24, 2024

Six decades later: Why is the African Union relevant to young people on the continent?

By: Yolokazi Mfuto In April 2019, I was invited to participate in the 2nd Pan African Youth Forum held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis […]
May 20, 2024

Exploring Senegal’s peaceful transition of power from Former President Macky Sall to the current President Bassirou Diomaye Faye: Insights and Lessons for Africa

By: Thelma Nyarhi The change in administration following an election often serves as a test for both the effectiveness and quality of a government. Within the […]
May 16, 2024

Less talking, more bargaining

By: Steven Friedman SOUTH Africa’s elites don’t need to talk to each other more – they need to negotiate more. In the midst of campaigning for […]
May 3, 2024

The Politics and practice of Stadiumology in South Africa: Implications on voter Behaviour in an election year.

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori Stadiumology is generally referred to as the use of large venues, such as, stadiums to gather people for events or activities. It […]