Fragments of Democracy
The concept of democracy is fragmentary, the third in this Democracy and Governance research series suggests. Partial and incomplete definitions derive their meaning from historical contexts.
Whose Right is it Anyway? Equality, culture and conflicts of rights in South Africa
Dr Kristina Bentley explores the modern democracy's need to negotiate and legislate between group and individual rights, especially those of women and Children.
Food Security and Sustainable Development
The root causes of food insecurity are internal or indirectly caused by relationships with other countries. Income diversification and income-generating capacity coupled with commitment to international trade reforms could alleviate food insecurity.
Towards an Integrated Information Society Policy in South Africa
South Africa's challenge in the information age is to produce content which reflects our diverse culture, while developing skills and access to knowledge and information. This paper analyses government policy through speeches, policy debate and policy documents.
The Universal Service Agency's Telecentre Programme: 1998-2000
Telecentres were established to fulfill the 1996 Telecommunications Act aim of supplying low-cost, local communication services to South Africa's townships and rural areas.
This paper looks at challenges facing these centres, such as an inappropriate and limiting, top-down implementation structure and a severe shortage of skills.