Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery


4 Oct 2019 | Political party funding and benefits for party leaders

HSRC's Dr Joleen Steyn Kotze on political party funding and benefits for party leaders as interviewed on Radio Sonder Grense....

25 Sep 2019 | The rights to NHI access by migrants are not absolute

The rights of migrants to healthcare are not absolute, writes Prof Narnia Bohle-Muller, in Daily Maverick. There are exceptions and international huma...

25 Sep 2019 | Xenophobia, like racism, must be treated as a crime

Persecuting foreigners is contrary to SA’s constitutional promise that the country belongs to all who live in it. Analysis by Themba Masuku In m...

24 Sep 2019 | 'No Drama' Ramaphosa is missing his opportunities to be presidential

The country is weary of seeing President Cyril Ramaphosa constantly reacting to events, be it protests, xenophobia or ANC secretary-general Ace Magash...

24 Sep 2019 | NHI access for the asylum seekers and undocumented migrants is a complex issue

There is no certainty in South African law about asylum seekers and undocumented migrants having access to socio-economic rights. This is also the cas...

19 Sep 2019 | A modest retaliation against xenophobia

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa are reshaping the African continent. Of recent the BBC reality check team reported that violent riots in the commer...

18 Sep 2019 | Public opinion versus reality on immigration in SA

In the 2017 Human Sciences Research Council’s Social Attitudes Survey, 71% of the South African public identified the threat posed by immigrants...

18 Sep 2019 | The judiciary: Corrupt, or partners in realising a transformed society?

The sensitivity and slowness inherent in the separation of powers are a reality in South Africa’s relatively new constitutional democracy, where...

18 Sep 2019 | 'Just a crime' blame-game approach to xenophobia isn't working

The approach deflects from governance failures, while hundreds of vulnerable migrants and South Africans who have been arrested in recent weeks face a...