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Civic Education

Civics Academy is an independent, not-for-profit education initiative in South Africa. We offer free video and audio content aiming to inform and to strengthen democratic values and responsible citizenship. As such Civics Academy covers educational content related to democracy, governance, elections, political parties, the justice system, the Constitution, economics, civil society, human rights and the environment.

Led by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Civics Academy is an initiative which partners with diverse stakeholders involved in youth education and empowerment initiatives. We cooperate with the Departments of Education and with numerous civil society organisations to facilitate civic education in different contexts.   We believe that civic education is a prerequisite for a well functioning democracy.  Please visit the website of the Civics Academy to access videos and podcasts: