July 27, 2020

Making sense of the taxi industry’s skipping of the lockdown ‘red robot’ !

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga South Africa has been under lockdown for more than three months. The country has recorded almost 500 000 infections of corona virus cases since […]
July 27, 2020

Test DDP Staff Post: Paul Kariuki

July 27, 2020

How can young people participate meaningfully in politics in SA in this new decade

Dr Paul Kariuki | Executive Director of the Democracy Development Programme at the University of Natal
July 24, 2020

A partnership between citizens and the state is needed to manage the pandemic

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The harsh reality of these unusual pandemic times has necessitated a rethink about our politics, our values, our vision and our social […]
July 20, 2020

Political Open Sesame: Navigating the Inclusion of Independent Candidate Participation in South African Electoral Processes

By: Bonolo Makgale Introduction The constitutional court ruling on the Electoral Act has been met with enthusiasm; however, there is a possibility this enthusiasm could be […]
July 17, 2020

Economic Policies for Post Covid-19 Recovery: Lessons And Fault Lines From the Spanish Flu.

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka Background As Covid-19 continues to overwhelm the global economy, governments, businesses and ordinary citizens are scrambling for political legitimacy, stability and survival […]
July 16, 2020

South Africa – The Covid 19 crisis has shown that an effective state is not a luxury.

By: Imraan Buccus Not that long ago right-wing authoritarian populism seemed unstoppable. With Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Naredra Modi as the three horsemen of the […]
July 16, 2020

The state of our municipalities: Failed politics, a weak state or both?

By: Stef Terblanche With a few exceptions, the multiple failures across municipal government in South Africa reflect the worst of what is wrong in the country. […]
July 16, 2020

Of Lockdowns and Bans: The Beat of COVID-19: The rhythm is ‘gonna’ get you!

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction In his long-awaited address to the nation on Sunday evening (3 July),  President  Ramaphosa delivered a somber update on the political, economic, […]