Calls for a change in South Africa’s electoral system have re-emerged. Corruption and a lack of accountability by public officials are some of the reasons for this.
This week 25 years ago, the Swiss government signed an agreement with South Africa pledging support for the country’s Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP).
Democratic SA established Chapter 9 Institutions to protect the rights of ordinary citizens enshrined in the Constitution. Duplication of functions and access to ordinary citizens – are some of the challenges that have bedeviled these institutions. Despite this, however, have they been fulfilling their role?
This week we reflect on one of the milestones reached by South Africa’s new Government of National Unity in its bid to ensure that the country’s hard won democracy is protected and its values of human dignity, equality and freedom are respected and upheld.
Women continue to experience high rates of sexual violence, despite democratic South Africa’s progressive sexual offences laws. During the 2018/2019 period, sexual offences increased by 4.6%. More than half of the survivors were women.