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 […]
February 15, 2022

Constitutional Debates in Enhancing Political Accountability in a Constitutional Democracy in SA

By: Norah Msuya One of the unique aspects of the South African Constitution is that it introduced the concept of participatory democracy. Participatory democracy essentially obligates […]
February 14, 2022

The Perils of Mandatory Vaccine Policy in SA

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi With only 40% of the adult population being vaccinated as of January 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to vaccinate in […]
February 10, 2022

The Implications of Attacks on the Judiciary on Political Accountability in South Africa

By: Adefemi A. Obalade Accountability refers to the acceptance and assumption of responsibility for one’s deeds and conducts, and the concomitant outcomes or consequences. The subject […]
February 1, 2022

Mandatory vaccination in institutions of higher learning: Implications on students and learning

By: Lizzy Ofusori Given the increasing number of deaths globally, the question to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for everyone has become a subject of debate. Policies […]
February 1, 2022

Zondo commission’s Report and Implications on the Fight against Corruption

By: Dr. Olusola Bodede In January 2018, a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture also known as Zondo’s commission or State capture commission […]
January 31, 2022

Attack on the symbols of democracy in South Africa: Why the public is concerned

By: Dr. Adebimpe Ofusori Democracy returned to South Africa after the apartheid period which profoundly changed the political dynamics and perception of the public about democracy. […]
January 31, 2022

Enhancing political accountability in South Africa: The role of civil society

By: Dr. Nneka Akwu Civil society organizations have been in existence for ages. They are pressure groups that put the government on their toes regarding good […]
January 26, 2022

OPINION | Paul Kariuki: Why political accountability matters in South Africa

Given the ongoing exposure of malfeasances in both public and private sectors in the country, accountability cannot be a buzzword or a cliche. It must be […]
January 3, 2022

Could religion be an effective tool for social cohesion among migrants?

By Paul Kariuki and Tawanda Matema Original publisher of article: News24     Religion continues to be a unifying social force in South Africa. To this […]
November 26, 2021

The Litigation or Liquidation of South Africa’s Democracy?

  By Sanusha Naidu     Introduction With this being the last blog of the year reflecting on the status quo of the country’s democratic order, […]
November 19, 2021

Ready to Govern: The Dawn of Coalition Politics?

  By Sanusha Naidu Introduction Now that the Local Government Elections 2021 (LGE 2021) has been concluded and the results proclaimed by the Independent Electoral Commission […]
November 18, 2021

Plugging the gap: the contribution of South Africa to the African economy through remittances

  By Azwimpheleli Langalanga November 2021 is ending giving way to December which would mark the official start of the festive season. This is the first […]
November 16, 2021

WHY REPORTS OF SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRACY’S DEATH ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED

    By Steven Friedman ONE of democracy’s features is that you can use the freedoms it offers to claim that it does not work – […]