May 19, 2021

Ethical Leadership and Good Governance: Towards an Ethical and Development-Oriented Public Services

The National Development Plan argued that ethical leadership and good governance are the cornerstone to creating a state that is capable of delivering developmental outcomes to […]
May 17, 2021

How the Pandemic is Reshaping the Higher Education in SA

By: Norah Msuya The Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping all scopes of life, including higher education. Its impact dictates how we interact with others, transforming how we […]
May 17, 2021

The (zombie) state and meaning of (our) democracy

“There is no such thing as society.” By: Aubrey Matshiqi, These words – seven of the most pernicious that, in terms of import and impact, have […]
May 15, 2021

The faction leader has asked me to tell you

Media Political Reporting and What It Means for Democracy By: Steven Friedman IF you are on the wrong end of a battle in the African National […]
May 14, 2021

The rational actor test for our democracy

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction Following events of the last two weeks and, perhaps, more importantly since the negotiated transition of 1994, the country’s democratic dispensation has […]
May 13, 2021

Beyond the observers verdict: South Africa’s trap of unfree and unfair election cycle

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka Low key campaigns in South Africa The silly political season is upon us. The political theatre is increasingly active, in anticipation of […]
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

Election Observer Orientation

The Democracy Development Program conducted an election observer training.  Election observers play a crucial role in ensuring that the elections are transparent, free, and fair and […]