March 1, 2024

The importance of safeguarding our democracy

By: Bongiwe Khumalo, This year, South Africa will be celebrating 30 years of freedom from a terrible political dispensation that limited the rights of citizens and […]
March 1, 2024

South Africa facing a fiscal cliff: implications for socioeconomic development in 2024

By: Lizzy Ofusori The term “fiscal cliff” refers to a situation where a government faces a significant drop in revenue combined with increased expenditure, leading to […]
February 29, 2024

30 years democracy in South Africa: Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities.

By: Adebimpe Esther Ofusori South Africa’s journey toward democracy began in the early 1990s with the end of apartheid era. This era marked a significant shift […]
February 15, 2024

Allowing the wealthy to rule us

By: Steven Friedman IF there is one thing South Africa’s politicians prefer to winning votes, it is raising money. Which is why even very limited efforts […]
February 15, 2024

Beyond Language Barriers: Using Media to Facilitate Migrant Participation in Local Politics

By: Sthabiso Mdledle In today’s increasingly diverse societies, ensuring equitable participation in local politics is imperative for fostering inclusive and representative governance. However, one significant barrier […]
February 14, 2024

Why Are We in the Era of Democratic Fatigue Syndrome?

By: Yanga Malotana There is something explosive about an era in which interest in politics grows while faith in politics declines. What does it mean for […]
February 14, 2024

Putting an end to conflicts and Prescriptions for a Peaceful Future: The Role of the International Court of Justice

By: Thelma Nyarhi Established as the judicial organ of the United Nations the International Court of Justice (ICJ) aims to promote international peace and security through […]
February 9, 2024

Analysis of President Ramaphosa’s SONA 2024 Address: Addressing Key Priorities and Areas of Concern

By: Nyasha Mcbride Mpani I was watching #SONA2024 and listened to Ramaphosa as he delivered it. My main interest was in the 6 priority areas, which […]
February 9, 2024

Will South Africa’s democracy survive 2024 unscathed?

By: Stef Terblanche In a worrying recent article, the Financial Times poses the uncomfortable question: can democracy survive 2024? It notes that a historic number of […]
February 2, 2024

Promoting tolerance and its implications for electoral outcomes in South Africa

By: Dr. Adebimpe Esther Ofusori Tolerance is the readiness to allow the expression of ideas and respect the rights and freedoms of others contrary to one’s […]
January 31, 2024

Strategies for Empowering Citizens to make informed decisions at the ballot box 2024 elections in South Africa.

By: Stanley Ehiane, The survival of the voting process is dependent on citizens. They must be able to make informed decisions about their lives and futures. […]
January 29, 2024

Mitigating AI-driven disinformation during an electoral year

By: Lizzy Ofusori Disinformation refers to false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive and cause harm to a person. Within an election context, […]
January 29, 2024

The Higher Education Sector’s Articulation of Graduate Unemployment in South Africa Is Still Underdeveloped

By: Bongiwe C. Khumalo The postsecondary education system in South Africa has experienced notable expansion in recent times, leading to a rise in accessibility. For a […]
January 9, 2024

Where is Africa in a changing world? An active contributor or inert observer?

By: Paul Kariuki The global geopolitical landscape is shifting rapidly, leaving no nation untouched, and exerting significant pressure on nation-states and their governments, irrespective of their […]
December 14, 2023

Media Literacy: A Vital Pillar of Democratic Elections in the Face of Disinformation

By Tyesha Pillay At the heart of a resilient and sustainable democracy lies in the dynamic engagement of its citizens in the decision-making process. Thus, a […]
November 29, 2023

Building the Foundation of Democracy: The Vital Role of Voting

By Tyesha Pillay Globally, active participation in elections serves as the linchpin of democracy, constituting the fundamental mechanism for ensuring a representative political system. Nevertheless, South […]
October 16, 2023

A citizen’s duty: Tracing apathy and passivity within democratic states

By: Thelma Nyarhi “One of the mistakes we have committed over the years is creating a passive society, people who cannot do anything for themselves, people […]
September 15, 2023

Recapturing a Country’s Institutions of Higher Learning from the Claws of Corruption: Crucial for the Future of the Country

By: Nneka Akwu Around the world, corruption is a serious threat to the growth and success of nations. Institutions of higher education are one area where […]
September 15, 2023

When citizens become problems

By: Steven Friedman ONE of South African democracy’s most important challenges is how to turn planning problems into people with rights. The fire which claimed nearly […]
September 15, 2023

Exploring the landscapes of Politics, Cultural Heritage, and Social Cohesion

By: Thelma N. Nyarhi Introduction As we celebrate diverse cultural heritage, it is essential to understand the foundation with which it is formed. What and who […]