We Are Democracy

We Are Democracy

Through youth voter engagement and participation, we can reclaim and preserve the promise of our democracy. Show up and shape change!

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30/09/2019

Exploring reasons to be optimistic about South Africa with Nolwazi Kunene of Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, a Foundation for Democracy, and the opportunities that we can capilise on. 🇿🇦🗳️

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28/06/2019

Having grown up in the era of social media, and with digital creative tools within reach, gives youth tremendous power according to Sihlangule M. Siwisa. 🇿🇦

24/05/2019

Founders of Democracy series: President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Not everyone has to be a politician, what's important is for youth to possess political attitudes to move our country forward. 🇿🇦

23/05/2019

Monumental sacrifices were made for South Africa's democracy. Natasha Allie of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, a Foundation for Democracy, talks to us about what democracy means to her.

22/05/2019

The Establishment of 6th Parliament - the National Council of Provinces sitting:
- The Chief Justice has also designated the Judges President of the Divisions of the High Court to preside over the first sittings of the Provincial Legislatures that will run concurrently with the National Assembly session.
- Members of the provincial legislatures will be sworn-in and Premiers and Speakers will be elected at these sitting.
- The Provincial Legislatures must appoint their permanent delegates – the National Council of Provinces is composed of a single delegation of ten delegates from each province. Four of the ten are special delegates and six are permanent delegates.
- Political parties are entitled to delegates in proportion to their representation. If a person who is a member of the provincial legislature is appointed as a permanent delegate, that person ceases to be a member of the legislature.
- The first sitting of the NCOP will take place on 23 May 2019, it will be presided over by the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice will preside over the swearing-in of the House’s permanent delegates who would choose to either take the oath or affirmation of faithfulness to the Republic of South Africa and obedience to the Constitution.
- At this sitting, the Chief Justice will also preside over the election of the Chairperson of the NCOP from among the permanent delegates. If more than one candidate is nominated, a vote must be taken by secret ballot, at which each province present may cast one vote.
- The Chairperson will then preside over the election of the Deputy Chairperson, House Chairpersons and the Chief Whip of the NCOP.

21/05/2019

The Establishment of 6th Parliament - the National Assembly sitting:
- The first sittings of the two Houses of Parliament – the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) - will be on 22 and 23 May respectively.
- The sitting of the NA on 22 May begins with a ceremonial procession. At this sitting, the Chief Justice presides over swearing-in of designated Members of Parliament who choose to either take the oath or affirmation of faithfulness to the Republic & obedience to the Constitution.
- The oath (religious declaration) or affirmation (solemn declaration) can be done in any of 11 official languages of the country. Presiding Officers & President will also be elected.
- The Chief Justice will also preside over the election of the Speaker of the National Assembly if more than 1 nomination is received, Chief Justice conducts a secret ballot election. The Speaker would follow the same procedure when presiding over the election of Deputy Speaker.
- The Chief Justice will then preside over the election of the President, selected from amongst the Members of Parliament in the National Assembly. The President, once elected, ceases to be a Member of Parliament and must take up Office within five days of being elected.
- The NA will have 400 members represented from 14 political parties whilst the NCOP will be composed of 10 permanent and non-permanent delegates from each of the nine provinces. Four of them are special delegates and six are permanent delegates.

09/05/2019

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09/05/2019

Behind the scenes at Thabo Mbeki Foundation after filming the very first insert of the Founders of Democracy series with President Thabo Mbeki.

08/05/2019

Few more hours left to cast your vote. Zeng Msimang and Nwabisa Nontenja showed up. Did you show up? 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

What are you showing up for these elections? Let's join Kwara Kekana, Sihlangule M. Siwisa, Nolwazi Kunene, Zwivhuya Ramashia, Natasha Allie, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and Reuben Pasha and show up! 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

Why voting is crucial for Zwivhuya Ramashia of Constitution Hill (South Africa), a Foundation for Democracy. 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

Happy Voting Day South Africa! 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

Sihlangule M. Siwisa on being registered to vote and what he is showing up for. 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

Democracy is alive in SA as we have many parties to choose from when voting. Zwivhuya Ramashia of Constitution Hill (South Africa), a Foundation for Democracy, speaks on why she is optimistic about the future of our country. 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

Considerations to make when voting. Voting stations are open till 9pm. 🇿🇦🗳

08/05/2019

Ambassador Mabuza says it is up to us define the future we want, it is our time - We Are Democracy. 🇿🇦🗳

07/05/2019

Youth are discouraged to vote for various reason. Nolwazi Kunene of Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, a Foundation for Democracy, explores some of these challenges while noting why it is necessary to vote. 🇿🇦🗳️

07/05/2019

What things are we getting right as a country? Kwara Kekana of Constitution Hill (South Africa) a Foundation for Democracy, shares her views. 🇿🇦🗳

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07/05/2019

Now is not the time to be despondent, we have to carry the baton and hold those we elect into account - with Sihlangule M. Siwisa 🇿🇦🗳️

07/05/2019

Reasons to 🗳️
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07/05/2019

What does democracy mean to you? Nolu Memese-Msutu of Constitution Hill (South Africa), a Foundation for Democracy, shares what it means to her. 🇿🇦🗳

07/05/2019

Let's remember that voting is just the beginning. Zwivhuya Ramutumbu Ramashia of Constitution Hill (South Africa), a Foundation for Democracy, reminds to hold the government to account. 🇿🇦🗳

07/05/2019

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06/05/2019

Let's give people the platforms and opportunities to lead. Zeng Msimang of Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, a Foundation for Democracy, on the role young people can play in building the future of our country. 🇿🇦🗳️

06/05/2019

Nolwazi Kunene of Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, a Foundation for Democracy, urges us to vote the change we seek. Do you want to see change? VOTE 🇿🇦🗳️

06/05/2019

Let's get giddy with Kwara Kekana of Constitution Hill (South Africa), a Foundation for Democracy, and turn out in numbers to vote. The right to vote came at a price, what does it mean to you? 🇿🇦🗳

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03/05/2019

Let us honour those who fought for freedom. Natasha Allie of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, a Foundation for Democracy, reminds us of what the vote means. What does it mean to you? 🇿🇦🗳

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Videos (show all)

Optimism for South Africa
Youth can rule
The levels of political engagement
Defining democracy
Show Up 2
Showing UP1
What it took to get here
Showing up for what
Zhiwhuya on her love South Africa
What will our legacy be?
First step: Vote.
Optimism about South Africa

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