Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa

IDASA

Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa

Type Research Center
Website idasa.org.za
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1987
Year discontinued 2013
Location Port Elizabeth South Africa South Africa
Functions Advocacy
Tags international development social policy inactive organization
Summary In September 1986, Frederick van Zyl Slabbert and Alex Boraine announced that the Institute for a Democratic Alternative (Idasa) would be launched to debate and imagine what a non-racial democracy in South Africa could and should look like. The Institute would encourage white South Africans to talk and engage with black South Africans through regional and national forums set up to oppose apartheid structures. For more than two decades Idasa became synonymous with the process of political change in South Africa.

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IDASA · 8 December 2008 English

In October, grantees researching the impact of HIV/AIDS in the security sector – from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) …


IDASA · 1 January 2007

It has been said that an understanding of the past is the only reliable guide for the future. South Africans would do well to be reminded of that. As a …


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At this point it is important to 4 highlight on the aspects of the police forces of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to establish a clear understanding of the origins of the …


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The Ibrahim Index uses indicators across four main pillars: Safety and Rule of Law; Participation and Human Rights; Sustainable Economic Opportunity; and Human Development as proxies for the quality of …


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The question remains, why not? Many South Africans are asking how the country arrived at this point, fourteen years into democracy, and with perhaps the most liberal and human-rights based …


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But what are the key challenges that the SONA will have to address? What is the political context within the ANC and the Tripartite Alliance and how will this constrain …


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Within the NIP programmes, the Department of Social Development (DSD) and the Department of Health (DoH) are assigned the role of establishing Home and Community Based Care support programmes and …


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This will allow space in personnel spending for such measures as the Senior Management Service, the new Pay Progression System and the cost of restructuring employment to develop the capacity …


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2 • Recommendations from the Report of the Independent Panel Assessment of Parliament • Unit on Chapter Nine Institutions • The Notion of Ministerial Accountability • Parliamentary Oversight over the …


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In defence of education departments, it must be said that the 2001 financial year saw a far 1 In the case of the Free State Department of Education, unspent non-section …


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