Paul Kariuki

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Active citizen engagement remains a principle tenet of South African democracy that is rooted in the Constitution and supported by various laws. However, as the country's democracy continues to mature, citizen engagement has been reduced to tokenism in many aspects of local governance. An earnest quest by ordinary citizens to make their voices heard has(More)
The KwaZulu Natal Civil Society Coalition (KZNCSOC) deployed 28 monitors and 850 observers throughout the province to ensure the elections are conducted in a free and fair atmosphere. This paper presents experiences from this electoral team that utilized WhatsApp as a tool for relaying information amongst themselves and the control centre in reporting(More)
A new era of rapid growth in technological innovation has dawned on us, characterized by increased sharing and communication of information globally using technology. To date, the world has moved into an era of advanced technological innovation that significantly affects all consumers of technology -- people, communities, governments and institutions. It is(More)
At a time when global economic climate is becoming harsher for the majority of people worldwide, accessing credit for entrepreneurship is becoming challenging for most people, especially young people. By their very nature, young people lack the necessary collateral that financial institutions require in order to grant credit. This situation calls for(More)
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