Promoting Democracy and Civic Participation

  • Photo: Fort Hare Autumn School 2016 Group, © FES South Africa

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.

Events

Saturday, 22.04.17 | Democracy | Event

iCre8 Skills Festival – North West

Mini economic workshops including financial literacy, CV writing, business funding, etc. will be hosted at the festival based on the needs identified...


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Wednesday, 12.04.17 to Thursday, 13.04.17 | Democracy | Event

iCre8 Bootcamp – Kwa-Zulu Natal

YouthLab has partnered with sophiatwon Green Incubator and other trainers to create a specific innovation boot camp aimed at encouraging, testing,...


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Recent Publications

Vetten, Lisa

Political representation makes women's voices heard?

Lessons from South Africa
Maputo, 2017

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Phillips, Ann L.

A terminal threat to state monopoly on the use of force?

the international search for answers to combating terrorism and violent extremism
Berlin, 2016

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
South Africa Office

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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.
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