Welcome to DDP
The Democracy Development Program NPC (DDP) was initiated in 1993 as a partner project of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Germany. For the last 21 years it has been a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, supporting capacity building on governance and civil society levels to ensure that both are empowered for meaningful participation in South Africa’s social transformation.
Since its inception, DDP has been committed to the promotion of the following principles:
sustainable democracy and good governance
political awareness and citizen participation
tolerance and a culture of human rights
decentralised and pluralist government.
We achieve this by:
creating platforms for civil society engagement with all spheres of government
raising awareness of constitutional rights and obligations
empowering the youth
monitoring, analysing and responding to governmental policies and legislations.
Press Release - 30/1/2014
DDP’s interview with Sthembiso Madlala, political analyst, on Minister Masutha’s announcement on parole of Derby-Lewis
Tata Mandela - your vision, your warmth and your commitment have inspired every citizen of this country. You are mourned as a lost parent. Your life remains the symbol of what can be done when dedicated people work together for change.
We at DDP commit to working towards your vision of a united South Africa.