About us

JLD Research Overview

The JLD Institute locates itself within the Constitutional promise. The choice of championing equality is an inspired one, rooted both in our history and in our constitutional promise. Championing Equality is revolutionary in a sense that equality by its very nature is aimed a disrupting conditions of injustice.

Key Research Areas

The Institute is committed to research that informs and impacts on policy, and drive equality
  1. An analysis of the historical and contemporary drivers of inequality and poverty in South Africa, with detailed scoping of current roadblocks and road mapping of solutions and pathways out of inequality and poverty
  2. A critique of the policies, ideologies & instruments of the governing party in tackling inequality and poverty.
  3. The powering & prioritizing of black women as an engine of and for poverty alleviation, in South Africa.
  4. The impact of poverty on South Africa’s youth, and the present day and future socio-economic implications
  5. Case studies and feasibility work on the success rate and sustainability of community driven vs. government reliant solutions.
  6. The impact of Early Childhood Development (ECD) on reducing patterns of poverty in communities, and the development of an optimal ECD formula and model.
  1. A critical evaluation of the unfinished business of democracy in South Africa through an examination of the impact of a political liberation without economic liberation. H research, education, skills training and advocacy for policy change.
  2. The historical and current marginalisation of black women in democracy, and ways out of this state of inequality and prejudice.
  3. A study of the phenomenon and impact of coloniality of power in the new democratic order.
  4. A depth analysis of racial supremacy, power and powerlessness in a politically free South Africa.
  5. A study on how youth have taken up the mantle of democracy since 1994
  6. The state of capture of the media in a democratic South Africa.
  7. A critique of the Constitution as an instrument of democracy.
  8. Contextualising protest politics in the South African democracy.

Submissions for Policy Change

  1. Review of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa : 25(7) 19 June 1913
  2. Expropriation without Compensation Submission

Journal: Civic Education in Community Development in South Africa: Reflections of a Community Development Practitioner: accepted by

Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology JSSA

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