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The role of mis and disinformation in the media and its effects on democracy
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The role of mis and disinformation in the media and its effects on democracy

Listen to the new episode of the Pulse as we interview Chris Roper the deputy CEO for the continent’s largest federation of civic technology and data journalism labs, Code for Africa (CfA). Chris also serves as director for CfA’s forensic data initiative, the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR). From 2015 – 2019,...

Fatherhood Dialogue 1 Sept 2022
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Fatherhood Dialogue 1 Sept 2022

Positive relationships with fathers or male caregivers and an environment free of violence arehugely valuable investments in early lives. This was the key message during a webinar hosted on 17 August 2022 by the Centre forAnalytics and Behavioural Change (CABC), focusing on the organisation’s interventions andreflections around fatherhood.   Fatherhood Dialogue 1 Sept 2022

Bi-weekly Democracy Report
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Bi-weekly Democracy Report

This report forms part of a series of biweekly reports that track and summarise the key current narratives within South Africa’s online democracy conversation. This report’s date range is between 1 August and 18 August 2022. The most popular theme identified over the period includes sustained negative sentiment towards President Cyril Ramaphosa as evidenced by...

Bi-weekly Democracy Report
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Bi-weekly Democracy Report

This report forms part of a series of biweekly reports that track and summarise the key current narratives within South Africa’s online democracy conversation. This report’s date range is between 11 July and 31 July 2022. The main themes identified over the period include sustained negative sentiment towards President Cyril Ramaphosa as evidenced by #cyrilmustresign...

Periodic report 2_ForeignNationals_02.08.22
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Periodic report 2_ForeignNationals_02.08.22

This periodic report is the second in a series of bi-monthly reports that focus on conversations about foreign nationals in South Africa on social media. This report covers the date range of 1 to 15 July 2022. Key hashtags in the conversation were #operationdudula, #putsouthaficansfirst and #putsouthafricansfirst. Operation Dudula’s reach continued to grow during the...

Bi-weekly Democracy Report
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Bi-weekly Democracy Report

This periodic report is the second of a series of biweekly reports that will track and summarise the key current narratives within South Africa’s online democracy conversation. This report’s date range is between 23 June and 10 July 2022. The main themes identified over the period include increasing growth in negative sentiment towards President Cyril...

Regular Report Foreign Nationals
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Regular Report Foreign Nationals

This regular report for the month of June 2022 assesses conversations about foreign nationals on South African social media. Operation Dudula, a xenophobic campaign whose reach is growing continues to dominate the conversation. Aside from being an online campaign that focuses on influencing policy and implementation decisions, Operation Dudula also engages in paramilitary activities. This...

Bi-weekly Democracy Report
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Bi-weekly Democracy Report

This periodic report is the first of a series of biweekly reports that will track and summarise the key current narratives within South Africa’s online democracy conversation. This report’s date range is between 8 June and 22 June 2022. The main themes identified over the period include youth unemployment dissatisfaction which was highlighted on Youth...

Democracy 2022: Lay of the Land Report
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Democracy 2022: Lay of the Land Report

This report summarises all current and former narratives within South Africa’s online democracy conversation between January and May 2022. Five main focus areas were tracked within the broader democracy conversation. These include the judiciary and democratic institutions; the constitution; the upcoming ANC elective conference in December 2022; the RET network and corruption. The content sources...