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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...

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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...

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Covid-19

Here you’ll find up-to-date Covid-19 stats provided by the WHO COVID-19 DASHBOARD and in-depth reporting on the governance around Covid-19

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SADC extraordinary summit on Cabo Delgado

SADC extraordinary summit on Cabo Delgado

Crisis meeting on the insurgency in Cabo Delgado The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an Extraordinary Double Troika Summit, in Maputo, Mozambique, on 8 April 2021 on measures to address terrorism in Mozambique. The country's northern province of...

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Election Tracker

Hung councils, coalitions, minority governments and the precarious future of South Africa’s municipalities

SA municipal elections – Unpacking the coalition puzzle

As the 1 November 2021 date for the local government elections (LGE) draws closer, calls for coalition politics are gaining momentum. Political analyst William Gumede predicted before the 2019 general election, “It could be the last time the governing ANC wins an...

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