Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery


25 Jan 2017 | South Africa tackles Islamophobia

South Africa is protesting to the governments of the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates—among others—which have refused e...

27 Jul 2016 | Majority stills feels close to the ANC

Speculation is rife that the ruling party has lost some of its appeal among South Africans, many of whom have grown frustrated with waiting for the pr...

29 May 2016 | Ban on donations 'would hurt party politics'

A TOTAL ban on private donations to political parties could have a harmful effect on electoral politics, DGSD's Chief Research Manager, Gary Pienaar s...

17 Nov 2015 | Building a fair world order: Prof Narnia Bohler Muller

In all the BRIC/S Joint Statements and Declarations since 2009 the member states have emphasised two interrelated positions:• The centrality of t...

12 Aug 2015 | PhD Research Trainee Intership 2015

The Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) research programme actively enhances the contribution of the HSRC as a strategic partner in know...

26 Jun 2014 | The drivers and outcomes of feminization of migration in Africa

African migration has a long history. Migration patterns in present day Africa are still greatly influenced by historical factors such as colonialism ...

14 May 2014 | Israel, Palestine and the "A": word

John Kerry, Israel and ‘apartheid,' World May 3 Tony Burman is right. Israel’s oldest newspaper, Haaretz, had an ad signed by 129 promin...

14 May 2014 | Slum Next to Golf Estate Shows South Africa’s Wealth Gap

Mpho Mpshane can’t wait to escape the whiff of kerosene and the tupperware-munching rats in her car-sized shack in South Africa’s Diepsloo...

14 May 2014 | South Africa: Arrests Not Enough to End Police Corruption Says Expert Witness

This morning the Khayelitsha Inquiry into policing heard testimony from Dr Liza Grobler about corruption in SAPS. Grobler is an independent criminolo...

28 Apr 2014 | Has South Arica kept Freedom Charter promises

It is 20 years since the end of white-minority rule in South Africa, when the African National Congress (ANC) came to power.The ANC had waged a decade...