Promoting Democracy and Civic Participation

The objective of the Promoting Democracy and Civic Participation working area is to ensure that democratic processes, institutions and actors in South Africa’s political system are strengthened for the purpose of deepening democracy. This is done by supporting projects that enhance the capacity and the accountability of political mandate bearers in political institutions and the public service as well as projects that promote broad community participation and dialogue to ensure that the concepts and values of social democracy have an influence on the public discourse and the political and socioeconomic development of South Africa.


| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Analysis of South Africa’s 2021 local elections and coalitions Report Launch


06.11.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Highlights, Event

This is not another GBV talk. We have been here before, and the results have been the same. This time we take a different turn.


Recent Publications

Workers or partners?

The political economy of UBER in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Johannesburg
Johannesburg, 2022

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Teuteberg, Salomé

Trade unions going green

Environmental issues in the world of work
Johannesburg, 2022

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Youth Leadership programme
Youth Project

Youth Leadership programme

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa believes in the power of young people. It invites 20 aspiring and talented students from Eastern Cape Universities (Fort Hare, Rhodes, NMMU) to the 2016 “Fort Hare Autumn School on Social Democracy and Political Economy” – a leadership programme supplementing the formal academic curriculum of university students. More

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