October 8, 2021

Promoting Active Public Participation Towards a Citizen-Centered Government

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction The word “citizen” has an intrinsically political connotation that means a specific kind of association between the citizens and government. Citizens have […]
October 8, 2021

Role of legislation in social cohesion and nation-building in South Africa

By: Dr Nneka Akwu Social cohesion and nation-building have formed most of the national discourse during the post-apartheid dispensation. More exploration is still ongoing to ensure […]
October 1, 2021

Silly Season is Upon Us Again: The Enigma of the Election Manifesto and Its Launch

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction Now that the date for the 2021 Local Government Election has been proclaimed for 1 November, the silly season for political party […]
October 1, 2021

Restoring Citizen’s confidence in local Government Elections in November

By: Maria Goyayi While elections remain a fundamental aspect of democracy and a legitimate transition of leadership to key positions in public offices, it has become […]
September 21, 2021

The ANC, DA And The Gap Between The Procedural And Substantive Will Shape The Outcome Of Elections

By: Aubrey Matshiqi The African National Congress (ANC) has never been more unpopular, and the Democratic Alliance (DA), in strategic terms, has never been more at […]
September 20, 2021

Reflecting on migrant informal traders’ triple challenges of Covid, disenfranchisement and being legislated out of business

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga, On September 16, 2021, the World Bank issued a statement informing the world that the Washington DC based institution will be discontinuing its […]
September 20, 2021

Re-casting of Post-colonial states as the under-belly of procedural democracy in Africa

By: Dr Jason Musyoka (Ph.D.) South Africa’s upcoming elections from continental perspective On November 1st  2021, South Africa will head to polls, to elect those who […]
September 17, 2021

Rethinking national building and social cohesion amidst the pandemic: what needs to shift in our society?

By: Maria Goyayi The disruptive nature the COVID-19 pandemic has instigated significant effect not only on the economy and public health systems but also on social […]
September 16, 2021

South Africa chief justice term end next month should the next chief justice be a woman?

By: Norah Msuya, The tenure of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng comes to an end next month; therefore, it is right to think about who should be […]
September 16, 2021

The democrats who dislike majority rule

By: Steven Friedman The people who decide what South Africans can think have grown tired of majority rule. Or, more likely, they never much liked it […]
September 14, 2021

Reconnecting with citizens as a nation-building strategy in South Africa

By: Dr. Adefemi Obalade Since the establishment of the South African state in 1910, there have been several discourses and efforts towards nation building. For instance […]
September 13, 2021

Rebuilding Societal Trust In The State After Looting Mayhem In South Africa

Dr. Nneka Akwu As South Africa struggles with a third wave of COVID-19 infection, looting and violence struck in several parts of the country and the […]
September 13, 2021

Building a socially cohesive society in a deeply divided and economically unequal society

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction A socially cohesive society is a community which advances in the direction of caring for the welfare of everyone within the society, […]
September 9, 2021

Strategies for strengthening social cohesion in a Pandemic

By: Olusola Bodede Social cohesion can be defined as citizens or people living together with all their differences in a society. More than twenty-five years since […]
September 9, 2021

A broken system cannot protect those who try to fix it

By: Stef Terblanche Runaway corruption in South Africa and its close associates like murder, constitute the scourge that permeates almost everything in this country these days. […]
August 30, 2021

The Trajectory of South Africa’s Opposition Party Politics

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction The release of the recent Afrobarometer survey results examining trust in South Africa’s institutions and political parties reinforces perceptions by the public […]
August 30, 2021

Empowering women towards an equitable future in the Covid-19 era

By: Paul Kariuki The struggle of women in South Africa and around the world continues. The journey has been long and strenuous, given the changing political […]
August 20, 2021

Women Are Sacred Beings: We Must Be Better And Do Better

By: Aubrey Matshiqi,   Hear my voice Hear my dreams Let us make a world In which I believe   Hear my words Hear my cries […]
August 17, 2021

The titanic shift of social cohesion as a moral question to social cohesion as economic redistribution

By: Jason Musyoka (Ph.D) Archbishop Desmond’s Tutu’s metaphor of a Rainbow nation intended to capture the need for social cohesion within South Africa. This concept reflected […]
August 16, 2021

Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future: Addressing Barriers.

By: Norah Msuya As part of the global movement towards achieving gender equality by 2030, South Africa is celebrating 2021 Women’s month under the theme: “Generation […]