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 […]
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 […]