October 31, 2022

Reading equals holistic South African citizens

31 October is a symbolic date for world literature. On this date in 1616, legendary literary writers William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la […]
October 24, 2022

Why using data is important in strengthening political accountability and governance in the public sector in SA

By: Rorisang Moyo According to Afrobarometer, in South Africa, only 27 percent of the population trusts the ruling party and 24 percent trust the opposition. What […]
September 2, 2022

The Role of the Multiple South African Identities on Increased Violence Against Women and Girls in South Africa

By: Rorisang Moyo The Republic of South Africa is a melting pot of multiple identities of people. In a country that is defined by its propensity […]
August 4, 2022

Youth as a catalyst for change in society

By: Rorisang Moyo How does one measure a successful democracy? One would say by the quality of public participation in the process of how they are […]
July 19, 2022

Public trust in leaders and institutions must be restored or SA could face a catastrophe

By: Stef Terblanche Over the past few years, we have witnessed a wave of popular protests, riots and even some regime changes in countries around the […]
July 15, 2022

Our public debate looks healthy – until you look again

By: Steven Friedman AT first glance, this country’s public debate is a democrat’s dream. On closer inspection, it looks more like a nightmare. South Africa’s debate […]
July 15, 2022

The Executive and the Crisis of Political Accountability in South Africa

By Norah Hashim Msuya After almost three decades of democracy, South Africa faces multiple crises. The government has largely gone from crisis to crisis without fundamentally […]
July 11, 2022

Youth activism and gender-based activism in South Africa: why it matters

By: Adefemi Obalade Activism is one of the ways through which young people express their feelings, impede and interfere in social, political, economic and environmental reform in […]
July 8, 2022

Why the Stability of the Judiciary Matters in Defending the Rule of Law in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction The Republic of South Africa comprises three arms of government: the Judiciary, the Legislature, and the Executive, each of which has separate […]
July 4, 2022

The urgency of socio-economic Development in the wake of rising costs of living in South Africa

By: Olusola Bodede The cost of living in South Africa is on a steady increase. As South Africans grapple with the current reality, the South African […]
July 1, 2022

Why citizen’s political Participation matters in deepening democratic activities in South Africa

By: Nneka Akwu Citizens and politics are two inseparable words in a democratic environment. The first South African democratic election was held in April 1994 under […]
June 30, 2022

Why Mandela Day matters today? Its implications on existing Political culture in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Ofusori Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela also known as Madiba was born on born July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa. He was a Black nationalist who […]
June 27, 2022

The role of public service commission in promoting political accountability in SA

By: Maria Goyayi One of the notable changes in governance brought by the South African democratic constitution is the provision for the establishment an oversight organ […]
June 20, 2022

Central coordination needed for the already myriad of youth job creation and training projects

By: Stef Terblanche June is Youth Month in South Africa, with National Youth Day on June 16 being the high point of this month each year. […]
June 17, 2022

Young women activists in South Africa: Challenges and mitigation strategies

By: Adefemi Obalade To change the world for better requires lot of strategies and commitment. In South Africa, changing the nation requires a proactive disposition. Young, […]
June 16, 2022

Democracy in South Africa is futile without youth participation & inclusion

  It has been just over 45 years since the 1976 Soweto Uprising – an integral moment in the call for democracy in an apartheid led […]
June 16, 2022

Labour market reform can lessen the sting of graduate unemployment in South Africa.

 By: Norah Hashim Msuya Graduate unemployment has increasingly been the topic of research interest as it grows in many counties. In many such contexts, the massification […]
June 15, 2022

Into the future with eyes tightly shut

By: Steven Friedman SOUTH AFRICA’s democracy seems headed for a crisis for which it is not prepared and in which its public debate shows no interest. […]
June 9, 2022

Investing in digital skills to unleash Africa’s digital entrepreneurship and innovation potential

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction Digital skills are the proficiencies required to operate digital devices, communication applications, and networks to administer and utilise information. This ranges from […]
June 6, 2022

Skills Development and Youth Unemployment: Where is the Missing Point?

By: Olusola Bodede Youth’s unemployment in South Africa has been put at staggering 66.5% and education and skill acquisition has been viewed by many as a […]