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Statement on the passing of former apartheid president FW de Klerk

Statement on the passing of former apartheid president FW de Klerk

GGA would like to extend its condolences to the family of former State President FW de Klerk, who passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday, 11 November 2021.

De Klerk served as president of the Republic of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 before leading the apartheid government into negotiations with the exiled African National Congress in the transition to a constitutional democracy.

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Getting back the elusive youth vote

Getting back the elusive youth vote

There are many contestations over the definition and constitution of ‘youth’. In South Africa, according to the recent National Youth Policy, those within the age group of 15-34 make up more than a third (34.7%) of the population. At the age of 16, one can register to...

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Cry the beloved Kingdom – Lessons for King Mswati III

Cry the beloved Kingdom – Lessons for King Mswati III

Mbabane, Eswatini on 3 July 2021 as a tense calm returns after days of violent widespread pro-democracy protests. Photo: AFPIt’s been over a week since King Mswati III of Eswatini ordered schools to be shut “indefinitely with immediate effect” in response to the...

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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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