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 […]
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 30, 2021

Civic Education Dialogue: Local Government Elections

Civic Education optimally educates, equips, and nurtures the communities for active citizenship in a democratic SA. The Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Centre For […]
April 30, 2021

Elections Roundtable: On Electoral Accountability, Reform and Voter Turnout

Electoral debates have continued over the years. These discussions have been reintroduced through the Democratic Alliance’s Private Members Bill, the High-Level Panel on the Assessment of […]
April 29, 2021

Civil Society Briefing on the 2021 Local Government Elections

Elections had to take place within 90 days of the expiry of the current term. The earliest possible date for Local Government Elections (LGE) 2021 would […]