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Governance and Democracy

Background

Governance of African countries is the key factor in their achievement and consolidation of democracy. Governance has continued being the key determinant of Africa’s development since independence. The quality of governance rather than Africa’s enormous natural resources and how they are managed and used will continue for a long time to be the key determinant of its achievement and consolidation of development. These are key reasons why the Governance and Democracy research unit carries out research and policy dialogue on governance, democracy and development processes and issues in Africa.

Vision

The Research Unit aims at promoting governance, democracy and development and other related processes and issues nationally, regionally and continentally in Africa.

Mission

To research key socio-political and economic issues in international relations and cooperation and how they affect South Africa, Southern Africa and the African continent.

Objectives

The objective of the unit is to become a continental reference point for research on governance, democracy and development and other related processes and issues that promote African continental transformation.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Elections and Strengthening of Governance and Democracy
  • Governance and Democracy in Africa
  • 21st Century Global Governance
  • Regional Integration

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