In view of the readings (including those on Theda Skocpol and Karl von Holdt in part 3) explain the challenges that the South African democracy is facing (300-400 words) and conclude on how you think the relationship between state and society can be improved in South Africa (200-300 words). Your answer must be linked to your readings and you must demonstrate that you mastered it. References to the readings in your answer are important.
The challenges that the South African democracy is facing
The three capital cities structure is inconvenient, but it helps to decentralize government by diminishing Gauteng province's and the Johannesburg-Pretoria conurbation's prominence, (2021). The ruling African National Congress's parliamentary majority allows it to achieve its legislative agenda with minimum change, but it can also contribute to poor policy outcomes. The ANC's performance will be increasingly criticized, both within and outside the party.
Heinecken, L., & Wilén, N. (2021). No place like home? Postdeployment reintegration challenges facing South African peacekeepers. Armed Forces & Society, 47(3), 415-434.