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2021 The long read: on the global relevance of the US elections

At almost every election, Americans are inclined to say that this is the most consequential election in American history. 2020 is no excepti...

2021 Land reform and belonging in South Africa: a place-making perspective

Political debate around South African land reform peaks in the run up to the national elections.2019 was no exception. Escalating urban 'lan...

2021 Inclusive ward delimitation in South Africa: analysing critical issues

Ward delimitation does not only affect registered voters but also the entire society. In making use of registered voters to delimit wards it...

2020 Proactive disclosure of information and elections in South Africa

The objective of the report was to assess the extent of compliance with the Guidelines by the eight stakeholder categories in the run-up to,...

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