Pranish Desai
Pranish is a Senior Data Analyst within the Governance Insights & Analytics programme. He holds a Master of Arts in-Science obtained with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand. This degree formed part of the Department of Science and Innovation's National e-Science Postgraduate Teaching and Training Platform. His research interests include comparative politics, local governance, quantitative social analysis and political geography. 
Coalitions are almost certain – the pros and cons

Coalitions are almost certain – the pros and cons

One of the most important issues to unpack before the elections is coalition politics. There are three key questions to answer: Why do coalitions form? Why is South Africa seeing more and more of them? How might South Africa reduce the risk that the instability...

SONA must reflect Ramaphosa’s ultimate duty

SONA must reflect Ramaphosa’s ultimate duty

A somewhat perplexing disconnect lies at the heart of South African democracy today. On the one hand, the country continues to perform relatively well, particularly within the African context, on the global indices of democratic quality and political rights which are...

Why data matters for governance

Why data matters for governance

Data is becoming increasingly central to our daily lives, influencing both personal choices and broader societal decisions. From a governance perspective, improved access to and understanding of data can pave the way for evidence-based policymaking. While Africa does...

Eswatini in 2023: A data overview

Eswatini in 2023: A data overview

On Friday 29 September 2023, the Kingdom of Eswatini will hold its next general elections. A landlocked country in Southern Africa, Eswatini reports a total population of approximately 1.2 million – the second smallest of any non-Island African nation. Ahead of the...

Pranish Desai
Pranish is a Senior Data Analyst within the Governance Insights & Analytics programme. He holds a Master of Arts in-Science obtained with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand. This degree formed part of the Department of Science and Innovation's National e-Science Postgraduate Teaching and Training Platform. His research interests include comparative politics, local governance, quantitative social analysis and political geography.