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Why has history decided to judge F.W De Klerk so lightly?

By | 2019-06-03T10:53:56+02:00 Jun 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

When one thinks of Frederik Willem de Klerk, the 7th state president of South Africa, one almost instantly thinks of the image of himself and Nelson Mandela holding hands in the air. Our hearts are filled with joy as we recall how crucial this partnership was in building a reconciliatory, democratic South Africa. Students are taught [...]

Why young Africans want to leave Africa

By | 2019-06-03T10:22:07+02:00 Jun 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Although the headwinds facing globalisation are growing in force around the world, they have not yet managed to stem the desire by many to relocate in search of better prospects. Africa is no exception. According to the most recent round of the Afrobarometer survey — a continental public opinion survey conducted in 34 countries — more [...]

Press release: IJR honoured for best social stakeholder engagement

By | 2019-05-28T15:11:32+02:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Eight African research organizations honored by Afrobarometer Zimbabwe’s Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) heads a list of eight African organizations honoured this week for outstanding contributions to the pan-African research network Afrobarometer. MPOI received Afrobarometer’s first-ever Star Award for best overall performance among the network’s three dozen national partners during Round 7 surveys. MPOI, which conducted [...]

Time for the youth to take Africa!

By | 2019-05-15T09:54:00+02:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

"OUR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE AFRICA WE WANT 1. A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development 2. An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa's Renaissance 3. An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law 4. A [...]

The farce isn’t over until the fat man sings

By | 2019-05-30T14:21:21+02:00 May 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

Against the background of the 2019 election, the interaction between Jacob Zuma as the former president of the republic and various structures of the state take on some of the qualities of The Mikado, the operetta by WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, which was first staged in 1885. It must be the most popular and entertaining of [...]

Putting an end to the ‘grant queen’ fallacy

By | 2019-05-10T09:35:32+02:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

THERE are many narratives that have been perpetuated through society for such a long time that we just take them as being factually correct. This is a dangerous phenomenon. We need to con stantly challenge such wisdom that is taken for grant ed because, in most cases, this "wisdom" is factually incorrect. A perfect example [...]

South Africa elections are a litmus test of democracy in Africa

By | 2019-05-30T14:19:37+02:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

The election season in South Africa has finally reached fever pitch. And from the onset, it is important to observe that this plebiscite takes place in the year the country is celebrating her silver jubilee of Freedom Day that ushered in a new democratic dispensation. 2019 is also unique on the election calendar of the African [...]

Is ACDP a party of moral regeneration?

By | 2019-09-18T11:38:22+02:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: Archive, News|

The ACDP purports to be a party which champions moral regeneration. Its vehicle of choice is through the use of the word of the Christian God in South Africa. However, an inspection of the party's election manifesto reveals policies which could be argued to be out of line with our Constitution. This article will not deal [...]

A name change cannot fill an empty plate

By | 2019-05-30T12:33:33+02:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

There has been much controversy and public debate around the topic of the renaming of roads, buildings and streets in South Africa. I believe name changes are crucial to the creation of a truly inclusive and democratic society. They help facilitate an environment where black bodies, who have been isolated and made to feel they don't [...]

PRESS RELEASE: These Are the Things that Sit with Us

By | 2019-09-06T12:24:00+02:00 May 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

  New book seeks to contribute to a broader documentation and honoring of South Africans memories of the past Cape Town, 2 May 2019. What was the impact of apartheid on the lives of South Africans? How are people living with painful memories in their day-to-day lives? How do we conduct research in a manner that [...]

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