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Three things to celebrate about South African democracy

Author: Professor Fiona Anciano Democracy is an idea brought to life by our daily actions. From voting to everyday acts of trust and lawfulness, South Africans continuously uphold and celebrate democratic principles. Even amid challenges, showcasing hope and unity. Democracy isn’t tangible. You can’t see or touch it. It is just an idea. But when […]

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Nov
29

Reflection: Pilot Internship Programme

Reflection by Thinam Mali, Intern at PUG’s Pilot Internship Programme 2023 I joined the Politics and Urban Governance (PUG) Research Group as an intern at the beginning of August. I was excited about the prospects of joining PUG even before I was hired or even applied, mainly because I had an opportunity to do my […]

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Oct
03

RGS and IGB conference and Cambridge Off-Grid Cities Workshop

PUG Researchers from the Off-grid Cities Project attended the the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Conference, where they presented their paper on the energy transition in Cape Town and learned about the interaction of different scales in the energy transition. They also explored the relationships between public and private and connected with other researchers. The writing workshop following the conference was productive in providing feedback on written pieces. Temba Middelmann reflects that the conference and workshop left him with a renewed motivation to continue his work.

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Sep
08

Reflections on the Universities as Sites of Activism and Protection Symposium.

The Universities as Sites of Activism and Protection Symposium Symposium brought academics, activists, and students together, fostering dialogue and challenging universities’ roles in activism and protection.

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Jun
03

Subsidising Life in South Africa

Written by SJ Cooper-Knock for the Off-Grid Cities Project – Some words loosen themselves from the lines of government legislation or fall from the files of financial auditors and work their way into the world. ‘Cross-subsidisation’ is one such term. South Africans read it in newspaper print and they hear about it in the commentary […]

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