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Ebrahim Fakir

Electoral Politics: From competition and contest to potential conflict

7th October 2022 South Africa is scheduled to hold an election in 2024. It is a much-anticipated one, since speculation is rife that the ANC may likely lose its... 

Political Analyst Ebrahim Fakir

Politics 360 with Ebrahim Fakir - The direct election of the President

30th June 2022 In his final State capture report, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said consideration should be given to amending the constitution so that the... 

Ebrahim Fakir

Wither Parliament - Politics 360 with Ebrahim Fakir

24th August 2021 South Africa’s matrix of institutions and their effectiveness, hangs in the balance. After salacious detail about malevolent and corrupt State... 

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The South African Constitution and its malcontents - Is the Constitution permissive or prohibitive of social and economic justice?

9th June 2021 2021 marked the 25th anniversary of the South African Constitution. It was celebrated to be sure, but without much fanfare. Other than a debate in... 

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Why we need electoral reform and what it might look like?

5th May 2021 Governance and regulatory architectures ought not to be chopped and changed for their own sake. And certainly not too frequently. Except in... 

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2021 Local Government Elections: to be or not to be? – Ebrahim Fakir

1st April 2021 2021 is the year that local government elections were to be held. As per Section 159 of the Constitution, Act 108 1996, “Terms of Municipal... 


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