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Public participation, political representation and accountability: the case of violence prevention through urban upgrading (VPUU) in Harare Khayelitsha, in Cape Town
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
The aim is to deepen the South African democracy at all levels of government. However, as local government is “the closest to the people” it is regarded by government as the most appropriate sphere to implement participatory ...
Obstacles to universal voter access? The impact of the 2013 Tlokwe municipal by-elections and related court decisions on voter access in South Africa
(University of Western Cape, 2021)
This thesis provides an in-depth explorative case study of the relationship between electoral management and civil rights, using the 2013 Tlokwe By-Elections in South Africa as a case study. The central question in this ...
Assessing the use of 'new media' as a communication tool by the ANC,DA and EFF in the run up to South Africa's 2019 provincial and national elections.
(University of the Western Cape, 2021)
In May 2019, South Africa held its sixth democratic national and provincial elections. 48 political parties participated in this general election compared to the 19 that participated in 2014. Thus, the 2019 elections ...
The role of chieftaincy in party politics in Africa: An analysis of the leadership succession systems of the South West Africa people’s organisation (SWAPO) and the Botswana Democratic party (BDP)
(University of Western Cape, 2019)
This research analyses the influence of chieftaincy in party political processes in African states. In this regard, the study employs a case study design in investigating how chieftaincy shapes leadership succession dynamics ...
Understanding how vulnerable women engage the state through participation: Advocating for sex workers’ rights in Cape Town
(University of the Western Cape, 2022)
In recent years, the unequal distribution of citizens’ rights and benefits for women in the sex work industry has become a major political and social issue in South Africa. This mini-thesis argues that women in this ...