Conversation with Democracy Podcast Episode 1: Governance, Democracy & Human Rights in a time of Covid-19

Nompumelelo Runji, political analyst and Founder of Critical ThinkAR, speaks about how the value of transparency was undermined in decision-making under Covid-19 regulations.  She also unpacks political opportunism, the South African Defense Force and police brutality during the pandemic as well as the role of Civil Society in protecting democracy during times of crisis.

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Mira has 15 years of research, advocacy, capacity building, media production, and programme management experience and has worked across Southern Africa, in Northern Ireland, and the United States. Her work is focused on good governance and community-driven accountability and has covered areas such as children’s rights, human rights-based budgeting, and government spending, extractive industries and environmental rights as well as fundraising and grant. Her work has been published in books, peer-reviewed journals, and popular media outlets. LinkTV, MNet, the UK Guardian, the Mail&Guardian, and others have published her media work. She has an LL.B (bachelor of law) and an LL.M - Masters in International Human Rights law. Mira is passionate about social justice, human rights, and sustainable development and continues to explore new and innovative approaches to bring about positive change.

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