Our Vision

To mobilise citizen action for positive change in society which encourages co-creating a world of possibilities.

What we do

The Democracy Development Program aims to deepen the practice of democracy in South Africa.

We build strong and active communities that can hold those in power to account.

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Process & Product

We live & reflect core values:
Ubuntu; Commitment & mutual benefit; Equity and respect; Communication; Accountability; Professionalism.

Accompaniment is our process. Community is our product.

How we do it

We walk with communities and organisations to provide the support they need for their strength and development.

We’re involved in their lives for a long term. Sharing with them ideas, information, skills, knowledge and opportunities for joint work.

Latest News
  • DDP CIVIC EDUCATION FOR ALL Societies have long had an interest in the ways in which their young are prepared for citizenship and in how they learn to take part in civic life. Today that interest might better be described as a concernin fact as a growing concern, particularly in democratic societies. There is evidence aplenty that no country, including our own, has achieved the level of understanding and acceptance of the rights and responsibilities among the totality of its citizens that is required for the maintenance and improvement of any constitutional democracy.
  • DDP REACTS TO CR CALL TO ACTION Newly elected president of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, ended his state of the Nation address with these words: “Thuma mina- (Send me) challenge quoted from the late Hugh Masikela’s song. And in doing so threw down the gauntlet to all of us in South Africa to be a part of this bold vision. Democracy Development Program (DDP) hosted a citizen conversation/ dialogue to unpack the challenge and what it means to civil society and ordinary SA citizens at the Elangeni hotel on the 14 March 2018. The dialogue was facilitated by DDP’S Executive Director Dr. Rama Naidu. According to DDP, this dialogue was the first of many that will follow, similarly to engage and provoke South African citizens to act and follow Ramaphosa’s call to action to #Thumamina #send me.