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Democracy in Africa: success stories that have defied the odds

24 July 2019, 9:03 AM

When I first said that I was going to write a book about the history of democracy in Africa, quite a few people responded with a joke. That will be one of the world’s shortest books, up there with the compendium of great English cooking, they would say.

African democracy and its flaws

20 June 2019, 8:01 PM

Thursday’s opening of Parliament celebrates the improvements made since 1994. While these improvements reflect what happened across the continent since 1989, Michael O’Donovan writes, we are reminded that both South Africa and the continent need to do much more before the full benefits of democracy are realized.

DA Youth have nothing to celebrate after 25 years of democracy

16 June 2019, 2:13 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth says there is nothing for young people in the country to celebrate after 25 years of democracy.

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

16 June 2019, 7:37 AM

On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut.

June 16

Youth feel June 16 is losing its symbolism

15 June 2019, 9:38 PM

As the country is set to observe Youth Day on Sunday, some young people in Polokwane – where President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address at official celebrations – say they are concerned that the day may be losing its symbolism.



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