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.


18.05.2021 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

'COVID-19 and intersecting challenges of land, economy and gender inequality in South Africa.'

In response to the relentless global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, wealthy countries are rapidly rolling out and even 'stockpiling'…


| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

Fort Hare Friday Seminar Series (FHFSS) Web-Seminar- Three Years After Nasrec: What is to be done about land expropriation?

South African government's poor performance in addressing the historical injustices through land redistribution has

seriously depleted public…


Recent Publications

Susciter une prise de conscience chez les affiliés dʿIndustriALL d'Afrique subsaharienne et élaborer les revendications politiques en faveur dʿun bouquet énergétique durable

Johannesburg, 2021

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Daniel, Marie

Définir une transition juste au profit des travailleurs du secteur énergétique en Afrique Subsaharienne

Johannesburg, 2021

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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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