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 What will Ramaphosa say about the state of the nation?

What will Ramaphosa say about the state of the nation?

4th February 2019 When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his first State of the Nation Address on 7 February, he will face a country weary of corruption and... 

Idasa announces closure and provisional liquidation

Idasa announces closure and provisional liquidation

26th March 2013 It is with regret, but also appreciation for what has been achieved and understanding of the inevitability of changing circumstances, that the... 

Compromise or Compromised: an assesment of democracy in transitional Zimbabwe

Compromise or Compromised: an assesment of democracy in transitional Zimbabwe

14th March 2013 Download Idasa's latest democracy Index, Compromise or Compromised: an assessment of democracy in transitional Zimbabwe, above. 

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Poor South Africans More Active, but Less Well Served by Government

Poor South Africans More Active, but Less Well Served by Government

28th February 2013 Most South Africans looked forward to the State of the Nation Address (SONA), with anticipation that President Jacob Zuma would provide more... 

Ready or Not? Elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe in 2013

Ready or Not? Elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe in 2013

27th February 2013 This paper focuses on a comparison of the GNU’s of Kenya and Zimbabwe and their ability to implement reform in preparation for elections. This... 

Zimbabwe Constitutional Scorecard

Zimbabwe Constitutional Scorecard

26th February 2013 Idasa assesses Zimbabwe's January 2013 Draft Constitution 

A Revolution Revisited: The State of Democracy in Zambia since 1991

A Revolution Revisited: The State of Democracy in Zambia since 1991

22nd February 2013 Please find bellow Idasa's latest publication in its Democracy Index series. Idasa's Democracy Index was originally developed for South Africa and... 

The Experience of Poverty in South Africa: A Summary of Afrobarometer Indicators, 2000-2011

The Experience of Poverty in South Africa: A Summary of Afrobarometer Indicators, 2000-2011

13th February 2013 When President Jacob Zuma speaks to the nation on February 14th he will be speaking to a nation in which there are many poor people and in which... 

New final draft Zimbabwe Constitution

New final draft Zimbabwe Constitution

7th February 2013 A new and updated version of the new Zimbabwe Constitution has been released by Veritas. Zimbabwe’s current constitution-making process is mandated... 

Afrobarometer Brief: Political Party Identification in South Africa

Afrobarometer Brief: Political Party Identification in South Africa

14th December 2012 Who are the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA)? Together with party membership figures and election results, there is... 

The question of amnesty in post conflict Zimbabwe

The question of amnesty in post conflict Zimbabwe

7th December 2012 When Zimbabwean citizens are able to make informed choices about the type of transitional arrangements they would consider in order to peacefully... 

Madagascar Election Watch: July-September 2012

Madagascar Election Watch: July-September 2012

5th December 2012 On the August 17, 2004, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders adopted the “SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic... 

Kenya Election Watch: October 2012

Kenya Election Watch: October 2012

4th December 2012 On the August 17, 2004, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders adopted the “SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: October 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: October 2012

15th November 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Zimbabwe as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a... 

Idasa Country Brief: Zimbabwe

Idasa Country Brief: Zimbabwe

23rd October 2012 Idasa's States in Transition Observatory Zimbabwe Country Brief provides accessible insights into the state of the country with regards to the... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: September 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: September 2012

22nd October 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Zimbabwe as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a... 

Afrobarometer: Public attitudes towards Jacob Zuma

Afrobarometer: Public attitudes towards Jacob Zuma

15th October 2012 In recent weeks several polls and media reports have indicated that President Jacob Zuma is losing popularity among voters. These polls have had... 

Zimbabwe Political Brief: a critical assessment of the GPA

Zimbabwe Political Brief: a critical assessment of the GPA

3rd October 2012 This political Brief is a summary of a presentation given at Idasa by Professor Jonathan Moyo. The brief does not express Idasa's views and are... 

Gender Analysis of Zimbabwe's Constitutional Draft

Gender Analysis of Zimbabwe's Constitutional Draft

2nd October 2012 This analysis of the Constitutional Draft seeks to examine the document from the perspective of what it provides in terms of protection and/or... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: August 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: August 2012

7th September 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Zimbabwe as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: July 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: July 2012

22nd August 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Zimbabwe as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a... 

Triumphalism prevails at global AIDS conference in Washington: But are the gains sustainable in this harsh economic climate?

Triumphalism prevails at global AIDS conference in Washington: But are the gains sustainable in this harsh economic climate?

21st August 2012 Triumphalism about “turning the tide” in the fight against HIV and AIDS charactrised the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC. In... 

SITO Country Brief June 2012: Zambia

SITO Country Brief June 2012: Zambia

17th August 2012 Idasa's States in Transition Observatory Zambia Country Brief provides accessible insights into the state of the country with regards to the... 

Zimbabwe Political Briefing July 2012

Zimbabwe Political Briefing July 2012

31st July 2012 The deputy minister of Justice and Legal Affairs for the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity Honourable Obert Gutu spoke at Idasa, in Pretoria on... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: June 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: June 2012

26th July 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Zimbabwe as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a... 

Fact Sheet for Parliamentarians

Fact Sheet for Parliamentarians

24th July 2012 Idasa's Right to Know, Right to Education fact sheet for parliamentarians can be downloaded above. The brochure is intended to provide the... 

Idasa: Statement by Idasa, on escalating violence in the DRC (12/07/2012)

Idasa: Statement by Idasa, on escalating violence in the DRC (12/07/2012)

12th July 2012 Idasa is concerned about the renewed fighting and recent rebel activity in Eastern Congo, threatening the lives of tens of thousands of civilians... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: May 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: May 2012

3rd July 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Zimbabwe as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a... 

Liberia: Women in Transition – a critical anaylsis of women's civic and political participation in Liberia

Liberia: Women in Transition – a critical anaylsis of women's civic and political participation in Liberia

22nd June 2012 Idasa has published a report on Women in Liberia entitled 'Women in Transition - a critical anaylsis of women's civic and political participation... 

Sito Country Brief May 2012: Malawi

Sito Country Brief May 2012: Malawi

30th May 2012 Idasa's States in Transition Observatory Malawi Country Brief provides accessible insights into the state of the country with regards to the... 

2012 South African Budget Guide and Dictionary

2012 South African Budget Guide and Dictionary

15th May 2012 The purpose of the 2012 South African Budget Guide and Dictionary is to provide an accurate description of the South African budget system so as to... 

Unfinished Business: Democracy in Namibia

Unfinished Business: Democracy in Namibia

8th May 2012 Idasa publishes its first Democracy Index for Botswana: ‘Unfinished Business: democracy in Namibia.' It provides an important analysis of the... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch - April 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch - April 2012

7th May 2012 As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a signatory to these benchmark principles, and therefore it is entirely fitting that Zimbabwe’s performance in... 

Democracy Index for Botswana: A Fine Balance: Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana

Democracy Index for Botswana: A Fine Balance: Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana

3rd May 2012 Idasa publishes its first Democracy Index for Botswana: ‘A Fine Balance: Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana’. It provides an important... 

Madagascar Election Watch: January - March 2012

Madagascar Election Watch: January - March 2012

23rd April 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what is happening in Madagascar as the country moves towards inevitbale elections. 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: March 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: March 2012

17th April 2012 As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a signatory to these benchmark principles, and therefore it is entirely fitting that Zimbabwe’s performance in... 

Toolkit for best practices in school governance (April 2012)

Toolkit for best practices in school governance (April 2012)

10th April 2012 The Right to Know, Right to Education project is focused on: increasing the democratic space around the development of the national budget;... 

Paper provides insight into SA protestors

Paper provides insight into SA protestors

2nd April 2012 The Afrobarometer survey conducted in South Africa towards the end of 2011 provides interesting insights into the charachteristics of protests and... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch: February 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch: February 2012

30th March 2012 As a member of SADC, Zimbabwe was a signatory to these benchmark principles, and therefore it is entirely fitting that Zimbabwe’s performance in... 

Zimbabwe Election Watch - January 2012

Zimbabwe Election Watch - January 2012

27th March 2012 Idasa's Sito project looks at what's happening in Zimbabwe as it moves towards inevitable elections. 

Idasa Comments: SA's 2012 budget

Idasa Comments: SA's 2012 budget

27th February 2012 Idasa researcher Len Verwey comments on South Africa Minister of finance Pravin Gordhan' 2012 budget speech which was held at Parliament in Cape... 

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