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Paul Kariuki

Paul Kariuki

Dr Paul Kariuki is the director of the Democracy Development Programme in Durban. These are his own views.
    Budget 2019: Citizens and civil society cannot afford to relax
    Budget 2019: Citizens and civil society cannot afford to relax
    Most people said the budget address by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was doom and gloom, as it confirmed the worsening state of the nation’s...
    Civil society in 2019 — the year of redemption and renewal
    Civil society in 2019 — the year of redemption and renewal
    In 2018, civil society observed a rise in civic activism, a spirited effort by ordinary citizens that challenged the status quo in many ways,...
    Grassroots democracy begins with open ward committees
    Grassroots democracy begins with open ward committees
    Citizen participation is an essential element of our constitutional democracy. South Africa is one of the few countries in the world with a liberal...
    State failure hurts tax collection
    State failure hurts tax collection
    Since democracy in 1994, the government has been promoting a developmental local government that is responsive to the needs of citizens.
    Municipal reports need to be public-friendly
    Municipal reports need to be public-friendly
    South Africa is in a critical phase of its democratic dispensation. It is still institutionalising and strengthening its democratic governance...