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Research outputs: DEMOCRACY

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2014 Pride and prejudice: trends in South African national pride

The recent commemoration of Heritage Day and Heritage Month raised questions about the state of social cohesion and national identity in the...

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2014 Exploring South Africans' preferences for government communications

Effective communication between government and citizens is a key component of democracy. Given the differentiated access to communication ch...

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2014 Are woman moving forward in the South African public service?

At the inception of democracy in 1994 equal representation became a key foundation of public service reform in South Africa. This article ev...