Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery


17 Feb 2019 | Electing for Change: Corruption, polls and the need for greater accountability

During his State of the Nation Address, Cyril Ramaphosa took a strong anti-corruption stance, promising to establish a special unit within the NPA to ...

9 Feb 2019 | Data shows SA will welcome Ramaphosa's tough talk on graft

Narnia Bohler-Muller, University of Fort Hare and Benjamin Roberts, Human Sciences Research CouncilSouth Africans have been shocked by the tidal wave ...

8 Feb 2019 | South Africans Are Finally Set to Know Who Funds Their Political Parties

South African President Ramaphosa has finally signed into law a new bill aimed at regulating the funding of political parties. It was approved by Parl...

28 Nov 2018 | South Africa: Will Decriminalising Sex Work Increase Trafficking?

In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.Sex work is n...

8 Nov 2018 | Are criminal justice institutions continuing to entertain the violation of rape victims' rights?

More and more people feel unsafe in South Africa. Crime statistics indicate that South Africans do not feel safe in their homes, communities and work ...

7 Nov 2018 | These ATMs have swopped bills for pills. Here's why.

Philda Dladla, 59, enters a green and white card, with a thick red line running across it, into a small opening in a machine that looks like an ATM.It...

6 Nov 2018 | Executive ethics reform is urgent as yet another Cabinet minister is in serious breach

 The last we heard of proposed amendments to the Executive Members’ Code of Ethics was back in 2011 when draft amendments to the Executive ...

30 Oct 2018 | Monitoring and responding to political violence in SA

Prof Mia Swart, Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, talks about violence in different spheres of South African life and strategi...

12 Oct 2018 | Saying sorry: Nhlanhla Nene and the value of the apology

While Nene’s apology does not diminish his culpability, it does have considerable moral and nation-building value n 2002, the Dutch government ...

12 Oct 2018 | Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform

Unequal access to land in South Africa continues to prevent citizens from enjoying human dignity, rights and security. The ongoing debates and recent ...