November 16, 2021

The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights: Success and Challenges

    By Norah Msuya, The African regional human rights system is both universal in character and distinctively African in its scope and principles. Though the […]
November 9, 2021

The Low Participation Rate -not the low voter turnout – Should Worry Us More

By Aubrey Matshiqi, The downward trend in the electoral performance of the African National Congress (ANC) continues. In the 2004 general election, the ANC garnered 69.69% […]
November 9, 2021

Will the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan Solve the Unemployment in South Africa?

By Dr Olusola Bodede The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa presented the Economic Recovery Plan in October 2020 to the joint sitting of the parliament. […]
November 8, 2021

SA political life morphing into two major spheres of participation and expression

By Stef Terblanche Our latest round of democratic elections to elect new municipal governments have been successfully concluded. Successfully so in that they were largely peaceful, […]
November 8, 2021

Media freedom, a bulwark of our democracy in South Africa: Why it must be protected

  By Lizzy Ofusori Media refers to the means of mass communication within a society. It entails the electronic (internet), broadcasting (radio and television), and print […]
November 8, 2021

ENHANCING DISABILITY AWARENESS IN SOUTH AFRICA: REMOVING BARRIERS TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE SOCIETY FOR ALL

  By Dr. Adefemi Obalade Disability occurs when there is an impairment that may affect developmental, cognitive, mental, physical, and emotional state of a person or […]
November 8, 2021

Active citizenship in the era of COVID 19 challenges and possibilities

  By Dr. Nneka Akwu COVID-19, an acute respiratory disease, is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. It emerged from China in late 2019 and spread […]
November 2, 2021

Electronic Voting in SA: The Role of Civil Society and Citizens Towards a Free and Fair Local Government Elections

By Maria Goyayi   The persisting COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered life in so many ways including interaction with each others, conducting business and also political […]
October 26, 2021

SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT THROUGH THE LENSES OF STATE AND MARKET FAILURES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  By Dr Jason Musyoka     In search for analytical accuracy South Africa’s economic progress following the impact of Covid gets mixed reviews, with optimistic […]
October 18, 2021

Local government elections 2021 – a reality check

By: Stef Terblanche South Africa’s municipal elections 2021 – to take place on November 1 – have been labelled “the most unpredictable ever”. And while we […]
October 18, 2021

Resilience, ethical resistance, and whistleblowing in South Africa: coping with consequences

By: Norah Msuya The recent murder of a whistleblower Babita Deokaran, spurred many stakeholders in the country to think about raising awareness on the legal options […]
October 15, 2021

Votes matter -whatever you think of the parties

By: Steven Friedman VOTING matters far more than many who have the vote seem to think. As the local elections approach, we are told on digital […]
October 15, 2021

A comedy of contradictions: the case of the Continental Free Trade Area and the Free Movement of Persons Protocol

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga Two weeks ago, President Ramaphosa relaxed regulations within the country to level 1. This was followed by the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron […]
October 10, 2021

Understanding the role and importance of whistle-blowers in the fight against corruption

By: Dr Adefemi Obalade Whistle-blowers is someone, who sometimes may be an employee, who reveals shady deals such as fraud, illegal activities or abuse of taxpayers’ […]
October 8, 2021

Making COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory: Challenges in South Africa

By: Dr. Olusola Bodede The fast spread of COVID-19 Delta variant in South Africa led to a third wave of the pandemic. South Africa being a […]
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 […]