Democracy Works Chairperson William Gumede poses another question to the panelists: In 2014, why do citizens of South Africa vote the way they do?
Democracy Works Foundation has a broad interpretation of what important institutions are for healthy democracy.
In order to strengthen democratic developmental states we focus on the following institutions:
- The Executive: enhancing capacity for effective democratic governance
- The Legislature: strengthening oversight capacity
- Civil Society: building capacity for service delivery support, oversight and its watch-dog function
- Political Parties: enhancing internal party democracy and democratic leadership for a New Politic
- Extra-parliamentary Institutions – also know as Chapter 9 institutions in South Africa: assisting their capacity to fulfill their respective mandates.
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