Ghana and South Africa: A Tale of Different Democracies

While Ghana and South Africa have stronger democracies compared to many countries on the African continent, Ghana has proven to have a more legitimate and fair democracy. Compiling the various factors of democracy shows that Ghana’s prospects for democratic support from all citizens are stronger than South Africa’s democratic future. By examining the greater role of religious organizations and continued power alternations in Ghana, it becomes evident why Ghana is a multiparty democracy, while South Africa has become a one-party dominant state.

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