Democracy rules … sort of

2008-06-10 00:00

Is South Africa’s hard-won democracy losing confidence at the grass roots? Is democracy working for poor people living in and around Pietermaritzburg?

The communities generally respect the work of the Independent Electoral Commission. They all see the electoral process as being free and fair. They have largely put the political violence of the eighties and nineties in KwaZulu-Natal behind them and there is greater tolerance among political parties. Women leaders are stepping forward with confidence and earning their communities’ respect in decision-making roles. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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