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Reforming a broken system: Can Electoral Act amendments revive faith in SA’s democracy?

Pure politics: Incoming Electoral Act changes could revolutionise our political landscape. Or not

Progress in rolling out of national power grids has stalled across Africa

There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016

Africa’s climate is getting worse for farming, survey reports

New Afrobarometer poll samples Africans’ perceptions of climate change

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom

Editorial: The not-so-secret ballot

'A genuinely secret ballot helps to prevent intimidation, blackmail and voter fraud'

Afrobarometer: ‘68% of Africans don’t think their vote is secret’

Distrust is highest in established democracies like Kenya and Senegal

Taking Africa’s democratic temperature as a dozen countries prepare for polls

Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives

Stats reveal South Africans’ hopes and despair

An Afrobarometer survey shows most South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of our democracy and believe Cosatu is hungry for political power.

Afrobarometer: Bribery still rife in Africa

Afrobarometer has found that nearly one-third of Africans in 34 countries have been forced to pay bribes, including for medical treatment.

Poverty report indicates Africa is stagnating

An Afrobarometer survey has found that despite economic growth, there has been virtually no change in poverty levels in Africa over the last decade.

Poverty levels slightly up in SA, down in Zim

SA's poverty levels have risen slightly, while Zim has seen the greatest reduction in poverty among the 35 African states surveyed by Afrobarometer.

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