April 11, 2022

Freedom Charter: Why it is still relevant to contemporary South Africa

By: Obalade Adefemi Apartheid is a practice of institutionalised racial discrimination that subsisted in South Africa over the period 1948 to early the 1990s. Following decades […]
April 5, 2022

The Zondo Commission Reports: Lessons for the South Africans

By: Dr. Nneka Akwu Zondo’s commission or state capture commission of inquiry was set up by the former South African President, Jacob Zuma, among other things, […]
April 5, 2022

Making South Africa’s domestic violence law protect GBV survivors. What needs to be done

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction Violence directed against an individual based on gender is known as ‘Gender-based violence’ (GBV). Both men and women experience GBV; however, statistics […]
April 4, 2022

Why human rights in South Africa have become inaccessible: here is why

By: Adebimpe Ofusori The community of Sharpeville and Langa townships on 21 march 1960 joined other community to protest against pass laws. During this period, the […]
April 1, 2022

Socioeconomic rights and citizens expectations: the missing link

By: Dr. Olusola Bodede Socioeconomic rights are the rights that enable people enjoy basic necessities to ensure a dignified life. In most cases, the government, organizations, […]
March 30, 2022

The implosion of democracy or an evolving pseudo formation?

By: Sanusha Naidu Recently a colleague and I were debating the age-old adage that democracies do not go to war with each other. We were trying to […]
March 23, 2022

Human Rights Still Matter in South Africa

South Africa is facing several crossroads on multiple fronts. One of these crossroads is human rights and how ordinary citizens, including migrants, access them. For the first twenty-six […]
March 17, 2022

SA subjected to myths and scapegoating instead of confronting our realities head on

By: Stef Terblanche Politicised fear and resentment have once again become a major force in global political and economic discourses, fuelling the dangerous phenomena of blame […]
March 16, 2022

Judicial Service Commission and Its Role in Promoting Political Accountability in SA.

By: Norah Hashim Msuya One of many significant changes which have been done by the South African democratic Constitution in the Judiciary is how judges are […]
March 15, 2022

On the fence’ is the only place for democrats to be

By: Steven Friedman NOT choosing sides in a conflict doesn’t have to mean you are confused – it may mean you are the only one who […]
March 14, 2022

Migrants and Access to Human Rights in SA: Responding to the politics of Xenophobia

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi Migration to South Africa (SA) is commonly depicted as a crisis by government officials, the media and members of the public. While […]
March 4, 2022

The role of parliament in promoting political accountability

By: Adefemi Obalade Political accountability is the bedrock of representative government. It entails politician making choices on behalf of the people and the people having the […]
March 4, 2022

The state capture inquiry Reports: Implications on Political Cooperation in a Multi-Party Democracy

By: Nneka Akwu In November 2017, after the investigation report into an allegation of state capture by Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, the report indicted Zuma and […]
March 3, 2022

Social compact: How they are meant to work

By: Olusola Bodede Social compact encompasses an elaborate but dynamic cooperation between the society and the government. It involves collective reasoning on how to foster unity […]
March 3, 2022

Parliamentary accountability: why it matters and their challenges in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Ofusori Parliament is the legislative authority of South Africa, endowed with the power to make laws in accordance with the constitution, for the country. […]
March 2, 2022

Promoting the rule of law in a politically polarized environment: why it matters

By: Lizzy Ofusori The United Nations (UN) refers to the Rule of Law as the principle that no one is above the law. English and Stapleton […]
February 28, 2022

Anti-migrant sentiment is not good for democracy in South Africa

By: Tawanda Matema and Paul Kariuki Populist claims that migrants are stealing the jobs of South Africans are simply not true — the numbers speak for […]
February 22, 2022

Zondo Commission report just the beginning of restoring trust in SA democracy

By: Yanga Malotana It is imperative, now more than ever, for South Africa’s representative democracy to be fruitful and to uphold the democratic tenet of accountability, […]
February 18, 2022

The conflicting forces that shape Ramaphosa’s leadership

By: Stef Terblanche He has been accused of being a president who is big on promises, nice speeches and fatherly fireside chats with his people but […]
February 15, 2022

You Can Say Whatever You Like – As Long as We Like it Too

By: Prof Steven Friedman IT is echo chamber time again. The chorus which tells us what to think and always agree no matter how flimsy its […]