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Afrobarometer Network Data Manager

By | 2019-05-24T13:07:16+02:00 May 24th, 2019|Categories: Vacancies|

The Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa seeks to hire a Network Data Manager 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: ' • Master’s degree in social science, statistics, or information sciences • [...]

25th anniversary of South Africa’s human rights and democracy

By | 2019-05-22T10:44:57+02:00 May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

2019 is a significant year in South Africa.Because,it marks 25th anniversary of South Africa's human rights and democratic dispensation after 6th democratic elections that SA held, since 1994. The year 2019 also coincide with the 25th Anniversary of Human Rights in South Africa ,(HURISA) formerly known as the Institute for the Research into the Study of [...]

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 | 2019-05-10T09:50:55+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 | 2019-05-09T15:18:22+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 | 2019-05-09T15:26:45+02:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: 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 all empty plate

By | 2019-05-10T12:20:43+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 | 2019-05-02T10:00:20+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 [...]

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

By | 2019-04-26T12:07:28+02:00 Apr 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

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 important in recent years, both thematically [...]