Weakened state institutions ‘proven’ to be biggest threat to SA’s democracy

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Calls for change and a renewal of South Africa’s democracy have intensified from civil society, labour, business, faith-based institutions, youth groups, academia and other sectors. According to former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, democratic renewal and change in SA was now “urgent and necessary” due to democratic backsliding, as the state’s weakened institutions have proven to be the biggest threat to democracy in the country. ALSO READ: ‘This glass is half full, it’s not half empty’: Ramaphosa says SA is not a failed state yet He said although scholars like Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have argued that a democratic backslide…

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