Judith February

Manager, Institute for Democracy in South Africa

Judith February has been working at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) since June 2000, where she is the manager of the governance unit in the Political Information and Monitoring Service. The unit is tasked with monitoring performance of South Africa's political institutions, with a focus on government, including corruption and its impact on governance, parliamentary oversight, constitutional law monitoring and institutional design. Members of the unit, including February, also write general political analysis for a number of publications. February does consultative work for a New York-based group as part of the stability index on 25 developing countries and she is a member of the Council for Higher Education task team on academic freedom. She sits on the boards of the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection and the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. � Eamon Allan

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