August 21, 2020

Strategies of Resistance By Women: Then and Now

By: Bonolo Makgale Introduction The late Toni Morrison once remarked that “black women were armed, black women were dangerous and the less money they had the […]
August 20, 2020

Politicians in the ANC and the DA must be loyal to that which is noble about the will of the people

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In April and May this year, the Democratic Alliance (DA) was supposed to hold its Policy Conference and elective congress, both of which […]
August 19, 2020

DDP Webinar on independent Candidacy

The Democracy Development Program hosted a webinar on Independent Candidacy and Its Implications on Political Parties: Concerns, Challenges and Adaptation. This engagement was held on the […]
August 18, 2020

Lessons from the government’s free Covid-19 ride

By: Prof Steven Friedman VOTING rules and the latest governance fads do not make governments account to their citizens – only citizens can do that. South […]
August 17, 2020

Why South Africa’s black middle-class matters in the Covid-19 milieu

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka The limits of economic activities imposed by the South African government has taken toll not just on businesses, but also on households. […]
August 17, 2020

Covid corruption will alter our electoral politics

By: Imraan Buccus It came as no surprise, since we are in a pandemic, that the government introduced relaxed emergency public procurement measures for personal protective […]
August 14, 2020

Are South Africans giving up on democracy?

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) today hosted a webinar on the state of democracy in South Africa. Nearly a generation has passed since South […]
August 13, 2020

South Africans increasingly think their vote makes no difference – IJR survey

By: Karabo Mafolo The South African Reconciliation Barometer 2019 survey found that while more South Africans are losing trust in the electoral system, they are more […]
August 12, 2020

The Zondo Commission: An unutilized political strategic tool in President Ramaphosa’s State and ANC reforms arsenal

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga Introduction August 21, 2020 marks exactly two years since the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (Zondo Commission), commenced its seating in Parktown, […]