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2012 'A better life for all', social cohesion and the governance of life in post-apartheid South Africa

Against the background of rising levels of anxiety around the state of the social fabric in South African society, this paper explores the d...

2011 Reconciling Africa's fragmented institutions of governance: a new approach to institution building: third interim technical report to the IDRC

This third progress report covers the research conducted during the second phase of the project, mainly consisting of fieldwork (Household s...

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2011 Key issues in the 2011 government elections: in conversation with Udesh Pillay

Residents in townships and informal settlements have taken to the streets, emboldened by the president's recent State of the Nation address ...

2011 Governance in the 21st century

The Africa in Focus series is an initiative of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) that creates a forum for African scholars to frame...