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Afrobarometer Data Quality Officer

The Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa seeks to hire a Data Quality Officer for Afrobarometer’s UCT-based Data Management team. Afrobarometer conducts public attitude surveys in approximately 35 African countries, representing more than three-quarters of the population of the continent. Requirements: • Post graduate degree in a [...]

By | May 28th, 2019|Categories: Vacancies|

Time for the youth to take Africa!

"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 [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

The farce isn’t over until the fat man sings

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 [...]

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

Putting an end to the ‘grant queen’ fallacy

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" [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa elections are a litmus test of democracy in Africa

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 [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

A name change cannot fill an empty plate

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 [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

PRESS RELEASE: These Are the Things that Sit with Us

  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 [...]

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer

This year’s annual pilgrimage to the African Union Summit recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February under the theme ‘The year of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towards durable solutions to forced displacements in Africa’ did not create much media thunder — yet it is probably the most [...]

By | Apr 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

Losers in Africa’s presidential elections need to be more strategic

A new strategy by opposition party leaders in Africa who have lost elections is emerging. They contest the results and demand that fresh elections are held or launch a process of power sharing with the losing parties. But their successes have been limited and their actions tend to provoke democratic [...]

By | Apr 26th, 2019|Categories: News|
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