This section contains executive summaries and the complete texts (available in PDF) of recent CPS research reports; the complete texts of our most recent policy briefs and forums; and recent issues of Synopsis, quarterly newsletter of the CPS governance programme. The complete texts of the latest CPS publications are downloadable in PDF

Assessing the role of councillors in service delivery at local government level in South Africa
Gaynor Paradza,Centre for Policy Studies Senior Researcher; Lebogang Mokwena, Researcher Centre for Policy Studies,
Robin Richards, Research Manager, Centre for Policy Studies Report no 125, July 2010

Positioning Civil Society Post-Polokwane: Coming to Terms with ANC Political Leadership Changes
Maxine Reitzes,Centre for Policy Studies Research Associate; Fiona White, Senior Researcher
Research Report no 124, April 2010

Rapid or Incremental Change?: Assigning greater legislative powers to the Pan African Parliament
Ogochukwu Nzewi
Research Report no 123, March 2010

Democratising Regional Integration in Southern Africa: SADC national committees as platforms for participatory policy-making
Ogochukwu Nzewi Senior researcher & Lungi Zakwe Junior researcher CPS
Research Report no 122, October 2009

The impact of democracy in Botswana: Assessing political, social and economic developments since the dawn of democracy
Ebrahim Fakir,
Research Report no 121, September 2009

The impact of democracy on development: The case of South Africa
Maxine Reitzes,
Research Report no 120, September 2009

The impact of democracy in Zimbabwe: Assessing political, social and economic developments since the dawn of democracy
John Makumbe,University of Zimbabwe Harare
Research Report no 119, September 2009

The impact of democracy in Mozambique: Assessing political, social and economic developments since the dawn of democracy
Joao C.G. Pereira
Research Report no 118, September 2009

Developmental dividends of democratisation in Malawi: A country report
Augustine Magolowondo,
Research Report no 117, September 2009

The impact of democracy in Namibia: Assessing political, social and economic developments since the dawn of democracy
Andre du Pisani,
Research Report no 116, September 2009

The impact of democracy in Lesotho: Assessing political, social and economic developments since the dawn of democracy
David Maleleka,
Research Report no 115, September 2009

Public administration for a democratic developmental state in Africa: Prospects and Possibilities
Kealeboga J.Maphunye
Research Report no 114, April 2009

Municipal Responses to Climate Change in South Africa: The case of eThekwini, the City of Cape Town, and the City of Johannesburg
Lebogang Mokwena,
Research Report no 113, April 2009

Why is this election different from all others? ANC, COPE,and the way forward
Raymond Suttner,
Research Report no 112, April 2009

Democratic Decision-Making and Development at the Local Level: Lessons from rural Botswana
Lebogang Mokwena,Researcher, Ebrahim Fakir, Senior Researcher,Centre for Policy Studies,
Research Report no 111, January 2009

Making Meaningful Electoral Choices: Reviewing current debates on reforming South Africa’s electoral system
Aubrey Matshiqi,Senior Research Associate, Centre for Policy Studies,
Research Report no 110, January 2008

A Future in Dispute: Political perspectives on South Africa’s provincial system
Thabo Rapoo,Director, Centre for Policy Studies, Tshepo Moloi, Contract Researcher,
Research Report no 109,September 2008

The Emerging South African Democratic Developmental State and the People’s Contract
Omano Edigheji
Research Report no 108, March 2007

Pan-African Citizenship and Identity Formation in Southern Africa: An overview of problems, prospects and possibilities
Francis Kornegay
Research Report no 107, January 2006

Race and Ethnic Relations Barometer: A narrative analysis of findings from the Centre for Policy Studies’ Social Identity Survey
Francis Kornegay
Research Report no 106, May 2005

A democratic developmental state in Africa? A concept paper
Omano Edigheji
Research Report no 105, May 2005