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The major challenge of strengthening democracy and making it practically meaningful to citizens was the central theme of a heavyweight panel discussion this week. Photo: iStock/Gallo Images
The major challenge of strengthening democracy and making it practically meaningful to citizens was the central theme of a heavyweight panel discussion this week. Photo: iStock/Gallo Images

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Under the theme of Democracy: Guarding Our Freedom, participants in the online discussion were Professor Thuli Madonsela, the law trust chair in social justice, a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch and the founder of the Thuma Foundation; Dr Nomsa Masuku, commissioner of the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC); Thomas Hlongwane, current president of the SA Principals Association in Gauteng; and Justice Albie Sachs, retired Constitutional Court judge and author.

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