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Women of Sudan transform the paradigm


 

The leading figure in Sudan’s military council today – the notorious Himeidti – is the very same man who formed and led the Janjaweed militias accused of genocide and war crimes in Darfur 16 years ago. The Janjaweed, which was the brainchild of deposed President Omar al Bashir, had implemented a scorched earth policy in […]

Signing would greatly improve deaf people’s election participation experiences


 

Twenty five years in our democracy, deaf people still have serious difficulties accessing basic information on election campaign promises and how to vote in secret. Despite South African sign language being our twelfth official language – election candidates, the media, and several stakeholders continue to ignore the needs of deaf people. This must change soon […]

Unity in diversity: Democracy at its best


 

One thing that President Cyril Ramaphosa can be assured of is that Mmusi Maimane, Julius Malema, Prince Mangusotho Buthelezi, General Bantu Holomisa, Patricia de Lille and all the other leaders who contested the 2019 National and Provincial elections, all have one thing in common: they want the best for South Africa. All of them have […]

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On memory of humans

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Signing would greatly improve deaf people’s election participation experiences

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South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s Sleeping Giants?

In a year packed with many African elections, Nigeria went to the polls in February and South Africa votes this week. This begs the...