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Research outputs: DEMOCRACY

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2015 Face off: traditional leaders and the battle for democracy

The impact of the Xhalanga District Court judgement by a full bench of the Eastern Cape High Court on 18 August 2015 in favour of the local ...

2014 IEC voter participation survey 2013: tabulation report

The overall objective of the 2013 Voter Participation Survey (VPS) is to inform and guide the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in its ...

2014 Enhancing digital citizen engagement: lessons from South Africa

Digital technology (ICT) has an important role to play in enhancing South African democracy. In an interconnected world, Web 2.0 and social ...

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2014 Twenty years of constitutional democracy

Despite South Africa's achievement in creating this new constitution, enshrining both rights and obligations, the past 19 years have not bee...