May 7, 2021

Ace is Suspended? So what now?

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction In less than a week President Ramaphosa seems have to cracked the proverbial whip in the ANC. After his admission during his […]
May 7, 2021

Strengthening women’s political participation and decision making in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori The active participation of women in politics is a fundamental right and both male and female are supposed to be on equal terms […]
May 3, 2021

Human Rights and COVID-19 Vaccines in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic takes a new and very promising turn with the presence of vaccines, major concerns amongst which […]
April 28, 2021

The state of play after 27 years of democracy – what awaits us now?

By: Stef Terblanche In April and in this particular year, South Africa should be celebrating 27 years of democracy; one year of democratic freedom for every […]
April 22, 2021

State must fast track rights at all spheres to ensure no-one is left behind

Leaders must consider the barriers that limit the meaningful co-existence of asylum seekers and refugees and their SA hosts in cities. By: Dr. Paul Kariuki Migration […]
April 19, 2021

The Covid-19 Crisis: A Year Later

By: Aubrey Matshiqi Writing this article was not easy. Once again, I was forced to doubt and question my sanity. How can it be that truths […]
April 16, 2021

Will South Africa face a second lost decade?

By: Jason Musyoka The lost decade? In January 2019, in Davos, president Ramaphosa claimed that South Africa was emerging from a lost decade. This rhetoric gathered […]
April 15, 2021

Police Brutality and Student Protest in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi South Africa has a long-standing history of student protests that dates back to the apartheid era with anti-apartheid marches predating democracy. However, even […]
April 15, 2021

The Courts Are Under Siege – But The Core Problem Is Hidden

 By: Steven Friedman FOR the first time since 1994, questions are being asked about the one element of South African democracy on which everyone seemed to […]
April 15, 2021

The ANC voted together with Democratic Alliance to Pass Impeachment Inquiry Against The Public Protector: A ‘Marriage of convenience.’

By: Norah Msuya On Tuesday, 16 March 2021, members of the National Assembly voted for the decision favouring a Parliamentary inquiry looking into the Public Protector’s […]
April 6, 2021

Whistleblowing as a response to corruption and maladministration

By:  Lizzy Ofusori Introduction Whistleblowing is the actual exposure of misbehaviours of a junior or senior member of staff of an organization. These misbehaviours could vary […]
March 25, 2021

Democracy on the Run

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction As we move towards the end of the first quarter of 2021, the democratic  landscape of the country seems to be unraveling […]
March 23, 2021

Seventeen years of the Pan-African Parliament: taking stock and reimagining its future

By: Bonolo Makgale and Tariro Sekeramayi Introduction Dr John Henrik Clarke once remarked, “History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a […]
March 19, 2021

A non-partisan intelligence service must be integral to our democratic project

By: Aubrey Matshiqi Some of the evidence that has been led at the Zondo Commission extends to allegations of impropriety in our intelligence services. The evidence, […]
March 19, 2021

The current state of play… and the bumpy road to municipal elections

By: Stef Terblanche Needless to say, the past year has brought havoc into our lives, and no less so also in the political life of the […]
March 18, 2021

Why Changing the Electoral System Won’t Change Much

By: Steven Friedman MAKING South African democracy work will take more than tweaking the way in which its citizens vote. Electoral reform – changing the way […]
March 17, 2021

South Africa’s traces of ideology as shadows of development failure

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka South Africa’s democratic transition is well in the rear-view mirror, and managing a dichotomous economy are is no longer foreign. The veracities […]
March 15, 2021

Constitutionalism, Rule of Law and Judiciary in South Africa: Quo Vadis?

By: Norah Msuya The South Africa constitutional democracy and the rule of law have been put under threat recently following the former president Jacob Zuma defiance […]
March 15, 2021

Covid-19, Rule of Law and Human Rights in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi The COVID-19 pandemic is a disruptive moment in our time. The pandemic has shaken the very foundations of our societies, exposing the inequalities […]
March 1, 2021

The Future of Work in South Africa Post COVID-19: What needs to shift in the labour Ecosystem?

By: Lizzy Ofusori The devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the South African economy has been so enormous and overwhelming. These adverse effects started with […]