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- Will new parties surprise in the 2021 local government election thanks to non-voters? Considerations from international comparisons.The polarisation of South Africa’s society and weakening of its political cohesion creates an opportunity for election campaigns that bring non-voters back into the electoral system. Urban-rural contrasts, political preferences based on education […]
- Herman Mashaba’s ACTIONSA through the lens of Europe’s new parties.The new political parties in Europe describe themselves as different. Some of them have achieved electoral victory in no time at all. The reasons for their success are varied and country-specific, but they also reflect a general shift in society. […]
- COVID-19 requires more democracy, not less.Political parties are indispensable to the functioning of a democratic system. Parties function “like no other organisation” – as an interface between political citizenry, extra-parliamentary organisations, and government, at the national, […]
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