The need for memorialisation in South Africa

By | 2018-12-10T10:21:42+00:00 Dec 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Around South Africa there are many statues of struggle heroes and museums that contribute to commemorating a part of our divided history. Some would say that we do not need such depictions of our past, others say it is part of remembrance and collective memory is important to truth and justice. Memorialisation, put another way, is [...]

Violent tactics undermine public trust in police

By | 2018-12-10T10:13:51+00:00 Dec 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The National Planning Commission (NPC) noted this particular issue with regards to policing in South Africa in their 2011 report: "The decision to demilitarize the police force, moving away from its history of brutality, was a goal of transformation after 1994. The remilitarization of the police in recent years has not garnered greater community respect for police officers, [...]

Request for Bids for an Afrobarometer National Partner in eSwatini to Conduct an Afrobarometer Round 8 Survey

By | 2018-12-04T13:12:17+00:00 Dec 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Afrobarometer is inviting bids from organizations interested in serving as the National Partner (NP)for eSwatini. Under Afrobarometer’s direction, the selected NP will conduct a nationally representative sample survey of the adult population of eSwatini

Peacebuilding Interventions Internship

By | 2018-11-30T10:42:11+00:00 Nov 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Are you a postgraduate student (or have recently graduated) with a passion to promote fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa? Do you want to develop your peacebuilding, research and analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa?

2019 South African Elections: Party Politics, Power and Political Participation Panel Discussion

By | 2018-11-15T10:21:47+00:00 Nov 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The 2019 elections will take place at a time when South Africa is still grappling with the legacies of its past, while navigating further political, societal and economic challenges arising from global, regional and local events and trends

Staying true to a national vision

By | 2018-11-01T13:57:54+00:00 Oct 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Almost a quarter century into South Africa's political transition, most of its citizens continue to wait for its economic equivalent to transpire. Still poverty frames the daily struggles of far too many, while inequality sustains inherited asymmetric power relations that impede access to those resources that are essential to move ahead in life. In short, injustice still reproduces itself

South Africans’ perceptions on elections as the nation prepares for its general 2019 elections

By | 2018-10-30T07:59:00+00:00 Oct 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Uncategorised|

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural release of Afrobarometer 2018 survey data on elections, political parties and trust in the IEC, which tracks the attitudes and perceptions of citizens in 37 African countries. This will be the first release of Afrobarometer data on South Africa since 2016

African TRC experience: The unfinished compromise

By | 2018-10-05T09:29:33+00:00 Oct 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the conclusion of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (SATRC). The South African example seemed the perfect means for post-conflict societies to hold peoples and crimes accountable as a moral reckoning in building a new nation.