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Research outputs: DEMOCRACY

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2021 Political engagement and opinions of youth in post-apartheid South Africa: a qualitative study

Since the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994, a new generation of 'Born Frees' have been able to vote. With a worldwide decrease in...

2021 Introduction: Siyaya Phambili: towards inclusive social security in South Africa

Globally, South Africa, which recently celebrated twenty-five years of democracy, has been lauded for its extensive noncontributory social s...

2021 Introduction: the theory and practice of democratic development

The chapter provides an overview of democratisation and democratic consolidation in order to facilitate and structure a debate about whether...

2020 Is political violence in local government a threat to South Africa's democracy?

South Africa is experiencing a rise in local government-related political violence directed at municipal councillors and officials. Threats,...