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Civil society must hold governments to account
Civil society must hold governments to account
In late March, the executive director of the Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa), Paul Graham, announced that the venerable South African...
Idasa's demise a lesson for African NGOs
Idasa's demise a lesson for African NGOs
It was one of the few internationally recognised African organisations working in the realms of democracy and governance that not only monitored...
Time to come clean on party funding
Time to come clean on party funding
South Africa is about to enter into the biggest ever public-procurement processes in its history -- involving Eskom and Transnet -- with a planned...
Outcry over ANC 'hijack' of information Bill
Outcry over ANC 'hijack' of information Bill
The introduction of an ANC committee to continue the public consultation process on the protection of information Bill undermines the legitimacy of...
Councillors' training 'lacks transparency'
Councillors' training 'lacks transparency'
The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) has criticised a government training programme for newly-elected local councillors, saying it...
ANC targets minority vote
ANC targets minority vote
The ANC's priority prior to the national elections in three years' time will be to claw back the minority vote, following its election setback in...
IEC shrugs off vote-buying allegations
IEC shrugs off vote-buying allegations
At no other time does a voter feel more loved than during elections.
The right to demand answers
The right to demand answers
Despite a biting wind and a grey, sodden sky, the Mowbray town hall in Cape Town is overflowing. The audience -- from gogos to grandchildren --...
Losing faith in local government
Losing faith in local government
The government has failed to meet the expectations of its citizens insofar as service delivery is concerned. A recent survey by the Institute for...
Discontent high over perceptions of corruption
Discontent high over perceptions of corruption
The citizen satisfaction survey that Idasa conducted among 2 375 respondents in 21 municipalities covered, among other things, issues related...
Corruption the biggest service delivery bugbear
Corruption the biggest service delivery bugbear
Have municipal services improved, worsened or stayed the same over the four years since the last local government elections?

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