democracy

 
Beware the dangers of blind optimism
Beware the dangers of blind optimism
We love a diet of hope. As much as we are capable of being easily depressed about the state of the nation, we are equally capable of instantly...
Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it
Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it
The fundamental equality of citizens in terms of their right to vote and participate in the political system is a cornerstone of democracy. So why...
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
"8 May is your big day. Halala, 8 May, halala!” This is how Khaya Sithole kicked off the panel discussion hosted by the Gauteng Provincial...
Democracy needs to be democratised
Democracy needs to be democratised
Not all South Africans agree that building a democracy is a priority. They are not alone. Doubt about democracy’s benefits is common, particularly in new democracies....
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
"The eighth of May is your big day. Halala, 8 May, halala!” This is how Khaya Sithole kicked off the panel discussion hosted by the Gauteng...
Coloured execs battle to get to the top
Coloured execs battle to get to the top
New research from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business shows that coloured professionals are struggling to transcend...
No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen
No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen
The evidence is conclusive: over and over again, democrats trump dictators
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Democratic public governance, the exercise of public authority and the execution of policy, is dependent on the coherent composition of the...
Township development — yes, we can!
Township development — yes, we can!
Soon South Africa will be celebrating 25 years of democracy. Yet the main concern for many South Africans is the country’s poor economic growth...
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
Launching the governing ANC's 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the successes of the last 25 years...
Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society
Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society
South Africa will hold its sixth national general elections in May 2019.

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