Blog Posts tagged “democracy”

Deaf MP Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen unpacks the importance of International Day of Sign Language

23 Sep 2021 (2 months, 1 week ago)

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The United Nations recognises the 23rd of September as the International Day of Sign Languages. This day provides a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people.

To help us understand the importance of this day, we spoke to Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen. ...

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International Day of Democracy - 15 September

15 Sep 2021 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

On the 15th of September every year, democratic nations across the world observe International Day of Democracy. This observance provides an opportunity for many nations to review the state of democracy in their own countries, and more broadly, globally.

A democratic parliament is one that is representative, open and ...

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We ask MP Sello Seitlholo - Why active citizenry in young people?

25 Jun 2021 (5 months, 1 week ago)

The focus on young people has gained traction in the mainstream, partly due to the effects of Covid-19 and how it has negatively impacted employment opportunities of young people.

We spoke to another young member of society, and activist in his own right. Member of Parliament Sello Seitlholo talks to ...

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

9 Jul 2020 (1 year, 4 months ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

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1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available as ...

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Opinion: Democracy for rural people under threat

16 Jan 2017 (4 years, 10 months ago)

By Fani Ncapayi

The new year has ushered in a dangerous time for millions of rural dwellers in South Africa as they face the prospect of losing precious democratic rights enjoyed by their urban fellow citizens.

The government is contemplating revising a law that imposes two systems of governance in ...

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Opinion: Courts and Constitution plug the gap left by lack of political accountability

2 Dec 2016 (5 years ago)

By Firoz Cachalia

Some years ago I brought back from Siena copies of two famous frescoes painted by Lorenzetti depicting good and bad government. The first shows idyllic scenes of virtuous rulers, happy citizens and a prosperous society; the second shows dystopian scenes of selfish rule, injustice and famine, thus ...

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Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

7 Nov 2016 (5 years ago)

"We are not a homogenous group of people, because we come from a very divisive political past. We have differences as individuals but what binds us together is that we are one nation and we have a shared vision for the future and our common destiny."

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What is your political ...

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Infographic: Constitutional Awareness in SA

4 Nov 2016 (5 years ago)

The Foundation for Human Rights told the Justice Portfolio Committee this week that a 2011 baseline study on the awareness of the constitution and its bill of rights, found that less than only 46% of 4 200 respondents were aware of either of these important documents. In light of this, ...

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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

11 Jul 2016 (5 years, 4 months ago)

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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Infographic: What will we vote for?

8 Jul 2016 (5 years, 4 months ago)

South Africans will be going to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the fourth local government elections since democracy. The Dullah Omar Institute recently published a manual, Electing Councillors: A Guide to Municipal Elections that, according to the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, "provides us with further ...

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