Electricity provision is a human right and a key duty for local government. Electricity is also necessary to access other rights, such as the right to information. Local government has failed - badly - to provide cheap, reliable electricity services, partly because of its own failings and partly...
A summary of the first MetroMonitor report, reviewing risks and events in the metros
Local government is at serious risk of collapse. In this new opinion piece director PAUL BERKOWITZ introduces MetroMonitor, a new t3r project to support governance in the metros.
A successful voter registration weekend can’t mask the long-term problems of democratic participation
The IEC’s voter registration weekend was a success but voter turnout is still likely to fall to historical lows. PAUL BERKOWITZ analyses registration and turnout numbers
After more than two years of litigation and campaigning by non-profit organization My Vote Counts, the new Political Party Funding Act (PPFA) finally came into effect on 1 April this year . The implementation of the PPFA is a great stride towards a transparent and accountable political system. The...
By-elections are a reliable indicator of voter sentiment. PAUL BERKOWITZ looks at the wards that have been won and lost since 2016.