September 15, 2023

Recapturing a Country’s Institutions of Higher Learning from the Claws of Corruption: Crucial for the Future of the Country

By: Nneka Akwu Around the world, corruption is a serious threat to the growth and success of nations. Institutions of higher education are one area where […]
September 15, 2023

When citizens become problems

By: Steven Friedman ONE of South African democracy’s most important challenges is how to turn planning problems into people with rights. The fire which claimed nearly […]
September 15, 2023

Exploring the landscapes of Politics, Cultural Heritage, and Social Cohesion

By: Thelma N. Nyarhi Introduction As we celebrate diverse cultural heritage, it is essential to understand the foundation with which it is formed. What and who […]
September 14, 2023

Challenges of Fostering Nation Building and Social Cohesion in a Highly Unequal South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi Ever since the political independence in 1994 and end of apartheid, South Africa has been struggling to foster national building and a socially […]
September 13, 2023

The role of political will in promoting social cohesion in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori Political will is an important factor that can enhance social cohesion worldwide, including South Africa. This is even more important due to its […]
September 12, 2023

A challenge much more destructive than Eskom’s loadshedding confronts South Africa

By: Stef Terblanche There is a threat much bigger than Eskom and electricity collapse challenging South Africa. It has spread like an uncontrollable cancer and threatens […]
September 6, 2023

The role of the media in promoting social cohesion in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori Social cohesion is the degree of unity, integration, and harmony within a society or community. It promotes trust, foster good relationship and […]
September 5, 2023

The Role of the Legislation in Promoting Social Cohesion in South Africa

By: Stanley O. Ehiane Social cohesiveness is the idea that a nation-state’s citizens share a moral community, allowing them to trust one another. Social inequality, migration, […]
August 29, 2023

A Russian attack on our media is a Russian attack on our democracy

By Stef Terblanche In late July, two events of significance for the media in South Africa should have stirred both a sense of trepidation and a […]
August 24, 2023

Empower Women’s Participation in Politics: The Importance of Boosting Female Election Participation and Civic Education in South Africa

By: Tyesha Pillay Following the end of Apartheid, the South African political landscape has evolved significantly towards becoming more inclusive. However, while progress has been made […]
August 16, 2023

Opportunities and Affirmative Action for Women in South Africa: A Blessing or Barrier?

By: Maria Goyayi Since the advent of democracy in 1994, South Africa embarked on major transformations promoting equality and inclusive economic development. Moreover, gender equality and […]
August 15, 2023

The real South Africa the debate ignores

By: Steven Friedman IF you want to know what most people in this country live through, look at what the national debate ignores, not what it […]
August 15, 2023

BRICS, geopolitics, and Africa – a roadmap to future collaborations

By: Thelma Nyarhi and Paul Kariuki In 2001 Jim O’Neill, a Goldman Sachs economist created the acronym “BRIC” to refer to the Federative Republic of Brazil, […]
August 14, 2023

Leadership Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Civil Society in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction In recent years, women in civil society have made significant progress, bringing about essential changes in the country’s laws and society. Their […]
August 10, 2023

Women participation in politics is necessary, here is why?

By: Adebimpe Ofusori Women in South Africa are faced with discrimination and inequality in various aspects of life, including politics in South Africa. They are under-represented […]
August 10, 2023

Examining the Impact of Women’s Political Leadership on Democracy in South Africa

By: Nneka Akwu Political activity by African women dates back a long time. Present-day and historical politics show that women have had a tremendous impact on […]
August 4, 2023

Inclusive Governance in Higher Education and Women Leadership Development in South Africa

By: Stanley Ehiane,  Higher education has grown rapidly in the twenty-first century. Its expansion is a global phenomenon experienced by countries in all regions. Higher education […]
July 18, 2023

Who will fill the hole in this country’s party politics?

By: Steven Friedman THE hole in this country’s party politics needs urgent filling. But how that could  happen is far from clear. Party politics would much […]
July 17, 2023

Reclaiming Mandela for the good of our ailing democracy

By: Stef Terblanche With the infant’s vulnerability of a still fairly newly democratised society, South Africa faces what seems like a mountain of problems and challenges. […]
July 17, 2023

Active Citizenship in the Era of political uncertainty: Threats and Mitigation Strategies

By: Dr. Adebimpe Ofusori Active citizenship involves the full participation of members of society in the affairs of their community or country. They comprise of inspirational […]