Now showing items 1-10 of 43
Faith-based organisations, local governance and citizenship in South Africa
(University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009)
Further from the people – bipartisan ‘nationalisation’ thwarting the electoral system
(SUN Press, 2012)
This chapter argues that local government elections offer a unique opportunity in South Africa’s political system for voters to practice forms of democracy that are more local, plural and accountable in character than at ...
From religious transcendence to political utopia: the legacy of Richard Turner for Post-Apartheid political thought
(Berghahn Journals, 2010-06)
In recent times South African politics has come to exhibit features typical of many post-colonial contexts, not least the rise of acrimonious and confrontational politics based around personalities and forms of populism. ...
Enforced informalisation: the case of liquor retailers in South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
After a decade of unsuccessful efforts to migrate informal businesses to South Africa’s formal economy there remains little understanding of the dynamics in this sector, especially as regards micro-enterprises. International ...
Xenophobia, criminality and violent entrepreneurship: violence against Somali shopkeepers in Delft South, Cape Town, South Africa
(Taylor & Francis; Unisa Press, 2012)
Violence against Somali shopkeepers is often cited as evidence of xenophobic attitudes and violence in South Africa. However, as argued in this article, it is not necessarily the case that such violence is driven by ...
Unpacking race, party and class from below: surveying citizenship in the Msunduzi Municipality
On the basis of a 2008 survey conducted in the Msunduzi municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province, the paper begins an exploration of the character of popular politics and citizenship in South Africa. Embracing a ...
Popular mobilisation, party dominance and participatory governance in South Africa
(Zed Books, 2010)
This chapter seeks to explore the character of popular mobilization in South Africa, mostly at the local level. This is done through exploring the interaction of two independent processes. The first concerns the ...
Too dependent to participate: ward committees and local democratisation in South Africa
Will participatory local government structures help deepen democracy in South Africa? That is the proclaimed purpose of the ward committee system, the centre- piece of post-apartheid local government reform, intended to ...
Democracy by accident: the rise of Zuma and the renaissance of the tripartite alliance
In party organisational terms, the rise of Jacob Zuma to the Presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) is a victory for the alliance partners and the struggle-era vision of the ANC as a popular front, or the ‘ANC ...
The Zuma watershed: from post-apartheid to post-colonial politics in South Africa
Introduction: It is common cause that the rise of Jacob Zuma in South African politics signals change; what is contested is the nature and extent of that change. For example, Zuma's champions in the Congress of South African ...