Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery


24 Mar 2013 | Donations to parties falls under spotlight

The R9 million donation by SABMiller to six political parties ahead of the next national election in 2014 has placed the spotlight on corporate fundin...

20 Mar 2013 | Regulatory barricade is suffocating our society

Tear down this wall, Mr President! You and your ministers promised regulatory relief. Instead we got regulatory diarrhoea. Not just obvious excesses,...

10 Mar 2013 | Let the promised party funding debate begin

Neither President Jacob Zuma nor Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced any intention to address longstanding and pressing concerns about unregulat...

1 Mar 2013 | The Analyst Judith February

Judith February, the executive director of Democracy and Governance at the Human Sciences Research Council shared her views, in the Oprah Magazine, on...

19 Feb 2013 | Ups and Downs of Three Candidates

Interviews for Nelson Mandela Bay's next municipal manager went ahead at the weekend. Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile has the tough task of picking one of the t...

17 Feb 2013 | The Aisle Less Travelled

The number of registered marriages in South Africa is declining. While many put this down to changing attitudes, it may have something to do with econ...

14 Feb 2013 | Can president show leadership and tackle piling crises?

In Harriet Flower's book Roman Republics, she writes of the "crisis" of the late Roman Republic from 133-49BC. How, some asked, could this decline be...

11 Feb 2013 | Israel is no different from SA

Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, in 1967 was one of the first high-profile South Africans to have compared racial supremacy in apartheid ...

3 Feb 2013 | Brickbats at Nkandla complex

When news broke that over R200 million was being spent on various upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, Public Works Minist...

31 Jan 2013 | ANC's priorities different from ordinary citizens

To attend a breakfast on the day of the Opening of Parliament, hosted by The New Age newspaper with special guest President Jacob Zuma, will set one b...