democracy

 
Leaders abuse governance to control citizens
Leaders abuse governance to control citizens
Many African countries since independence from colonialism have operated under multiple systems of governance: the country’s formal institutions,...
Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go
Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go
Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still...
Daring to be black in a white space
Daring to be black in a white space
Speaking about South Africa’s transition to democracy on her Jacaranda FM radio show earlier this month, Tumi Morake said: “It’s like a child...
Editorial: Cops are shooting down democracy
Editorial: Cops are shooting down democracy
In the Western Cape, a child is shot in the mouth by a police officer. Horrifying images are repeated all over the internet.
Literary bent to hip-hop’s Democracy & Delusion
Literary bent to hip-hop’s Democracy & Delusion
South Africa is about to see its first ever dual release of a book and hip-hop album when student activist Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh launches Democracy...
Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
As this edition of the Mail & Guardian was going to print, two questions dominated the world news agenda: Just how much violence will follow...
Art of listening is at heart of true democracy
Art of listening is at heart of true democracy
In 1968, revolt, much of it driven by students and young people, rushed from city to city against the global backdrop of the war in Vietnam, the...
Honest confrontation is needed
Honest confrontation is needed
We need to have an awkward conversation about ourselves. What is it about our country that makes it a perfect place for Bell Pottinger’s...
Why the public protector is dangerously wrong
Why the public protector is dangerously wrong
The proposal of the public protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, that the Constitution should be amended to change the role of the South African...
Democracy is key to economic success
Democracy is key to economic success
The first reason for supporting democracy in Africa is that the continent’s democracies have typically posted economic growth rates that are...
Why wearing black won’t cut it
Why wearing black won’t cut it
A recent Facebook post on my timeline read: “Dear fellow middle-class and affluent countrymen. Wearing black is slimming and all, but it won’t...
SA’s democratic foundations shaken
SA’s democratic foundations shaken
An aspect of the groundswell against President Jacob Zuma’s looting ways has been bothering me. I could not quite figure out, until now, what...

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