Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)

CPS is an independent policy research institution that produces original research on Africa's policies, governance and democratization challenges. Originally established as part of the Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987, CPS’s work earns wide recognition among foreign scholars and research institutions.

Latest publications

Assessing the role of councillors in service delivery at local government level in South Africa: Research Report No 125

Positioning Civil Society Post Polokwane : Coming to Terms with ANC Political Leadership Changes

Rapid or Incremental Change? Assigning greater Legislative Powers to the Pan African Parliament

Strengthening Africa's Governance Architecture: Lessons from Lesotho's First APRM Processes

Reflections on Zimbabwe's Past as Building Blocks for its Future

More Continuity Than Change? Reconfiguring Relations between ANC and Civil Society Post-Polokwane

The United States and Africa in the Obama Era: New wine in old bottles, old bottles for a new beverage - Or a new label on an old brew?

Women's Engagement with Political Parties in Contemporary Africa: Reflections on Uganda's Experience

Synopsis Policy Studies Bulletin of CPS Vol 10 No 4, December 2009

The Consequences of Inaction: Climate Change and the Challenges for Rural and Agrarian Policy in Africa

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