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Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as president of South Africa by the National Assembly, following resignation of Jacob Zuma. 

Project Director, Southern Africa

The current government is returning to views on national sovereignty and “rule by law” that were once endorsed by the apartheid-era regime.

Program Officer, Southern Africa

There remains little time for parties like the ANC to preserve their social justice legacies from continued abuse from top party leadership. 

Freedom House released a statement in response to South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.



Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs

Project Director, Southern Africa

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Strengthening participation of young people in South Africa's electoral and democratic processes

The political parties vary in impressions as to the specificity (or not) of issues that concern the youth. The issues are both substantive (concerning aspects of public policy and government action) and procedural (relevant to participation in elections and politics). Parties strive to expand their use of social media. However, the diverse demographic backgrounds of their supporters dictate that they will use a mix of traditional media (pamphlets, newsletters, speeches, door-to-door grassroots visits), intermediary electronic media (SMS and email), and social or new media (Twitter, Facebook, Mxit, WhatsApp, Google broadcasts, podcasts).


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