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SAs Economic Trouble: Three Indlulamithi scenarios
Xolelwa Kashe-Katiya, Project Director of the Indlulamithi SA Scenarios 2030 initiative spoke with eNCA's Dan Moyane on the National Planning Commission's recent report on the state of South Africa's economy and what steps the country needs to take to get out of crisis. Courtesy of #DStv403
Indlulamithi Scenarios 2030 Project Part 1
Where will South Africa be in 2030…? Well, for the past year - a diverse group of researchers and thought leaders have participated in the "Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030 project" - which seeks to stimulate a national conversation about the future of South Africa. It investigated - among others - issues relating to social cohesion in the country, and is expected to provide feedback later today. One of those who took part in the project is political commentator, Dr Somadoda Fikeni….He joins us from our Pretoria studios. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Indlulamithi South African Scenarios 2030 launched
The launch of the, Indlulamithi, "South African Scenarios towards 2030" is underway in Kyalami, Johannesburg. The aim of the project is to frame a national conversation and answer the question on what a socially cohesive South Africa will look like, 12 years from now. The project was initiated by respected academic Professor Somadoda Fikeni. President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the the keynote address. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Civics Academy / Hanns Seidel Foundation
What is the Separation of Powers?
This video is from the Civics Academy Governance Series. Check out our videos: www.civicsacademy.co.za Democratic government is characterised by the separation of powers. This system divides the state into three branches - the legislative, executive and judicial branch - and gives each the power to fulfil different tasks. Tasks are assigned to the different branches and their institutions in such a way that each of them can check the exercise of power by the others. As a result, no single branch can become so powerful as to control the system completely. The separation of powers is important because it provides a vital system of ‘checks and balances’: Firstly, it ensures that the different branches control each other. This is intended to make them accountable to each other - these are the ‘checks’. Secondly, it divides power between the different branches of government. This balance aims to ensure that no individual or group of people in government is ‘all powerful’.
What is the Legislature?
This video is from the Civics Academy Governance Series. Check out our videos: www.civicsacademy.co.za Democracies are characterised by the separation of functions and powers between the three branches of government: the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. Each branch checks the power of the other two so that there is a balance of power between them. The legislature is the representative of the people of South Africa. The legislative authority in the national sphere of government is vested in Parliament, which is the supreme legislative power in the country. Parliament is responsible for passing laws and for holding the executive branch of government accountable. The power of Parliament is limited by the Constitution. The judiciary checks the exercise of power by the legislature. Through its work, Parliament is tasked to make sure that the interests of the people of South Africa are represented in all their diversity.
What is a Government?
This video is from the Civics Academy Governance Series. Check out our videos: www.civicsacademy.co.za We often hear that ‘the government makes all the decisions’ or that the ‘government will build schools and hospitals’. But do we know what ‘government’ really means and what it actually is responsible for? Governance is the form or system of rule by which a state or nation is organised and governed. This happens through a system made up of laws and institutions. Government normally consists of the legislature, which creates the laws; the executive, which implements the laws; and the courts, or judiciary, which interpret and apply the laws.
What is the Executive?
This video is from the Civics Academy Governance Series. Check out our videos: www.civicsacademy.co.za Democracies are characterised by the separation of functions and powers between the three branches of government: the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. Each branch checks the power of the other two so that there is a balance of power between them. The executive branch of government is responsible for the daily administration of a country. That is why we often refer to the executive as ‘the government’. It carries out its own policies, implements the laws passed by the legislature and ensures that decisions of the judiciary are implemented.
What is the Judiciary?
This video is from the Civics Academy Governance Series. Check out our videos: www.civicsacademy.co.za The judiciary is the third branch of the democratic government system. The judiciary interprets and applies the law - including the Constitution – and ensures that the other two branches, the executive and the legislature, comply with it. To fulfil its role, the judiciary must be strictly independent and impartial: judges cannot promote the interests of a political party or an individual.
Corporate Social Responsibility News South Africa
As we grow and move from year to year - this year we launch our video that talks about how we are inspired to inspire knowledge. As we launch groundbreaking programmes designed to help the CSI Industry of South Africa come out of Covid-19 in the spirit of thriving.