October 15, 2020

Proposed changes to electoral law in South Africa: Implications for Political Parties

By: Norah Msuya The Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota has recently published an explanation of the new Electoral Laws Amendment Bill which he […]
October 15, 2020

The divine right of scientists?

By: Steven Friedman, SOUTH AFRICA’s debate is often loud. It also prides itself on giving a hard time to anyone in authority. But it becomes soft-spoken […]
October 9, 2020

Local government revamp needed for district development model to work

A transformative form of politics and public participation could help cut the number of service-delivery protests By: Dr. Paul Kariuki SA’s local government sector has struggled […]
October 8, 2020

Ramaphosa launches public complaints office to tackle Government service delivery lags

  Government will launch an office to deal with complaints of deliberate delays of processes by officials. This was announced by president Ramaphosa. The president raised […]
October 6, 2020

Implication of corruption on economic growth in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Ofusori The word corruption is coined from the Latin word “corruptus,” which connotes “corrupted”. Legally, it is referred to as abuse of a trusted […]
October 5, 2020

Pathways to reform South Africa

This Mail & Guardian webinar was sponsored by the Democracy Development Program (DDP).  Speakers included Aubrey Mashiqi, independent political analyst; Busi Sibeko, economist and researcher at the Institute for […]
October 5, 2020

Social distancing and COVID-19 crisis: What’s working, what isn’t and how to fix it

By: Lizzy Oluwatoyin Ofusori COVID-19 outbreak has confronted nations with unprecedented challenges to both their health system and their economies. A significant strategic response adopted by […]
October 5, 2020

Youth Representation Awareness Campaign at Howick West

By: Mbalenhle Mkhize The Democracy Development Program in partnership with Africa Unite and Empophomeni/ Howick West youth hosted a youth representation awareness campaign. This campaign was […]
October 2, 2020

COVID-19 and Its Implications on Migration Management in South Africa

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi South Africa has a long-standing history of migration flow, including the Bantu-speaking settlers in pre-colonial times, then the immigrants from Europe, India […]