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


  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 […]
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 […]