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Elections and democratic consolidation in West Africa : comparative study of Nigeria and Senegal, 1999-2012.
The study examines elections and democratic consolidation in West Africa using Nigeria and Senegal as a comparative lens from 1999-2012. It is predicated on the contradictory trajectories of electoral politics in West ...
The development-particiation dilemma : rates increases and public protest in the nMngeni Municipality 2004-2007.
South Africa (SA) has always been a unique case for political scientists to analyse because of its heavy socio-economic cleavages created as a result of racist apartheid policies, but what has not been extensively covered ...
Should groups in liberal democracies have special rights to limit speech that is offensive to their culture or religion?
My topic is an analysis of the various theories of multiculturalism and how they would respond to controversial issues concerning freedom of speech with regard to religious sensitivities. While Western nations have often ...
The challenges of transitioning from opposition to governing party: the case study of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
Opposition, rivalry or competition between government and its opponents is an important aspect of democratisation (Dahl:1973). The role of opposition in strengthening democracy cannot be understated, it has become common ...
Opportunities and challenges of youth engagement : the South African context.
Contemporary democracies are faced with the mounting challenge of non-participation of citizens in the politics of the state. In most cases the reasons for non-participation primarily stem from the state’s incapacity to ...
The roles and functions of traditional leaders (Amakhosi) in the democratic South Africa with a specific focus on those falling under Ingonyama Trust : a case study of Ugu District municipality.
The institution of traditional leadership remains one of the hotly contested topics in post-apartheid South Africa. This is despite the fact that Chapter 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa accords this ...