Blog Posts tagged “democracy”

International Day of Democracy - 15 September

Sept. 15, 2020 (4 days, 16 hours ago)

On the 15th of September every year, democratic nations across the world observe International Day of Democracy. This observance provides an opportunity for many nations to review the state of democracy in their own countries, and more broadly, globally.

People's Assembly has prepared this infographic to highlight the different ...

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

July 9, 2020 (2 months, 1 week ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

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1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available ...

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Opinion: Democracy for rural people under threat

Jan. 16, 2017 (3 years, 8 months ago)

By Fani Ncapayi

The new year has ushered in a dangerous time for millions of rural dwellers in South Africa as they face the prospect of losing precious democratic rights enjoyed by their urban fellow citizens.

The government is contemplating revising a law that imposes two systems of governance in ...

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Opinion: Courts and Constitution plug the gap left by lack of political accountability

Dec. 2, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

By Firoz Cachalia

Some years ago I brought back from Siena copies of two famous frescoes painted by Lorenzetti depicting good and bad government. The first shows idyllic scenes of virtuous rulers, happy citizens and a prosperous society; the second shows dystopian scenes of selfish rule, injustice and famine, thus ...

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Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

Nov. 7, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

"We are not a homogenous group of people, because we come from a very divisive political past. We have differences as individuals but what binds us together is that we are one nation and we have a shared vision for the future and our common destiny."

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What is your political ...

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Infographic: Constitutional Awareness in SA

Nov. 4, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

The Foundation for Human Rights told the Justice Portfolio Committee this week that a 2011 baseline study on the awareness of the constitution and its bill of rights, found that less than only 46% of 4 200 respondents were aware of either of these important documents. In light of this ...

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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

July 11, 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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Infographic: What will we vote for?

July 8, 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

South Africans will be going to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the fourth local government elections since democracy. The Dullah Omar Institute recently published a manual, Electing Councillors: A Guide to Municipal Elections that, according to the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, "provides us with further ...

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What rising protests in SA say about attitudes towards local government

June 22, 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

BY MASHUPYE HERBERT MASERUMULE

THE euphoria of SA’s 2016 municipal elections is at its peak, with political parties parading their manifestos, all in competition for a stake in the local sphere of government.

The razzmatazz is deafening. But, it blurs a vexing question: what does governing in the post-apartheid ...

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Opinion & Analysis: SA needs more accountability in its electoral system

June 4, 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

BY THABANG MOTSOHI

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The report by Municipal IQ on the trends in service delivery protests in SA is very disturbing. A worrying component of these protests is the increasing level of violence, and even more worrying is the fact that the violence is perpetrated mostly by the youth, who should ...

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