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Press release: IJR honoured for best social stakeholder engagement

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 two 2018 pre-election [...]

May 28th, 2019|

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 social science discipline • Ability to speak, work and [...]

May 28th, 2019|

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 the rule of law 4. A peaceful and secure [...]

May 15th, 2019|

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 the most popular and entertaining of all their work, [...]

May 10th, 2019|

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" is factually incorrect. A perfect example of one of [...]

May 9th, 2019|

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 the election calendar of the African continent since elections [...]

May 9th, 2019|

Is ACDP a party of moral regeneration?

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 with the ACDP's [...]

May 9th, 2019|

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South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey: 2017 Report

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