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Meaningful consultation with communities: what does it mean?

Meaningful consultation with communities: what does it mean?

The recent High Court case that interdicted Shell’s seismic blasting campaign off South Africa’s Wild Coast demonstrates how indigenous communities are using the courts to protect their constitutional and customary rights. Representatives of various indigenous fishing...

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Nuclear power lite: Energy solution for South Africa

Nuclear power lite: Energy solution for South Africa

For more than a decade, poor energy reliability in South Africa has had a crippling effect on the country’s economic development. According to a report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa experienced 859 hours of rolling...

Can Africa join the digital data revolution?

Can Africa join the digital data revolution?

Governments cannot plan for what they do not know. Or to put it another way, accurate, accessible and intelligible data is critical to inclusive development and governance in Africa. Reliable data is of particular relevance as the continent grapples with policymaking...

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Elections 2021: How does your municipality rank?

Elections 2021: How does your municipality rank?

Monday is voting day in South Africa's local government elections. If you're still thinking about where to place your X, take a moment to better inform yourself about your municipality with GGA's Governance Performance Index (GPI), which measures how well, or poorly,...

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Botswana’s backsliding: A story of governance demise 

Botswana’s backsliding: A story of governance demise 

Trust is difficult to build and easy to destroy. The same is true of democracy and good governance. Botswana has, relatively speaking, been a shining light of democracy on the continent. Until now, that is. Its recent democratic backsliding appears to have gone...

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