July 20, 2021

The country in our heads

By: Steven Friedman YOU cannot heal a country if you don’t know what you are trying to cure. Or if you believe that what is in […]
July 19, 2021

The fatal collision of the Free Zuma Protests and South Africa’s soft state model.

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka The latest wave of ‘Free Jacob Zuma’ protests (FZP) forms part of the complex democracy that is South Africa. This was not […]
July 16, 2021

Constitution Court Judgement About Former President Jacob Zuma: Its Implications on the rule of Law and Democracy in SA.

By: Norah Msuya On Tuesday morning, 29 June 2021,  The Constitutional Court of South Africa sentenced former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months’ imprisonment. Zuma, 79, […]
July 9, 2021

The Role of Voting Technology in Enhancing Democracy in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi As South Africa prepares for municipal election later this year and the COVID-19 is becoming more rampant and lethal with each wave, the […]
July 5, 2021

With SA’s political culture gone horribly astray, total disintegration is next unless….

By: Stef Terblanche The latest developments around former president Jacob Zuma most certainly do not represent South Africa’s finest hour. In fact, it’s questionable whether the […]
July 2, 2021

Challenges of remote learning in South Africa’s higher education sector

By: Lizzy Ofusori There are two categories of learning namely, Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning. Most physical, brick-and-mortar classrooms are strictly ‘synchronous’ whereas an autonomous learning atmosphere […]
June 29, 2021

Is South Africa heading towards a Brezhnev moment?

By: Aubrey Matshiqi Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, is lying in state. The year is 1982 – the year in which he died […]
June 24, 2021

Finding the Democratic Dividend: At Home or Abroad?

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction In the May edition of the Foreign Affairs magazine, David Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary, and current president and chief of […]
June 21, 2021

The Return of History: Recurring economic recessions, pandemics, and the prospects for post-pandemic economic boom.

By: Jason Musyoka The broad canvas of history bears the texture of periodic disruptions of a global scale, the basis of which human society responds by […]
June 17, 2021

Addressing Youth Apathy Towards Increasing their Participation in Electoral Processes in South Africa.

By: Norah Msuya The Level of youth turnouts in the election has been low compared to other age groups worldwide but, this gap is more significant […]
June 15, 2021

‘A society that cuts itself off from its youth is condemned to bleed to death’

Fostering a healthy political culture that supports active youth political participation begins with a recognition that young people are active shapers of meaningful politics and development […]
June 15, 2021

Being private is never having to say you are sorry

  By: Steven Friedman   IN South Africa’s democracy, accountability is all important – as long as you are in government. Accountability is a key feature […]
June 3, 2021

The Freedom Charter in the Era of Covid 19: Relevant or not?

By: Lizzy Ofusori The Freedom Charter is a document that was written to facilitate a just social and economic order in South Africa. It was adopted […]
June 3, 2021

Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on University Student’s Mental Health

By: Maria Goyayi The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent strategies to manage the pandemic have forced significant changes in our daily routines. Strategies to manage the […]
May 19, 2021

Migrant entrepreneurship is good for South Africa’s economy

“Whilst their entrepreneurship contribution is often not recognised and under-reported, there is undeniable evidence that it does add value in local township economies in various parts […]
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 […]