Train the Trainer Workshop

The workshop focused on teaching and training community builders, youth as well as organisation leaders on how to conduct and facilitate dialogues, workshops and forums in their respective fields and communities.


Hi there DDP friends! Kindly see the dates, venues and times for the Freedom Month dialogues happening in your community. Attend and make sure your voice is heard!

Is Commemorating Human Rights Day Still Relevant?

On 21 March, South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day in remembrance of the Sharpeville Massacre that took place on the same day in 1960. This massacre occurred because of protests against the Apartheid government at the time.


Respected political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi has blamed the African National Congress (ANC) for the chaos and violence in parliament. This emerged last week in a public forum that was hosted by civil society organisation, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) at Elangeni Hotel in Durban, where Matshiqi was the keynote speaker.

Youth Development Initiative

This initiative was a multi stakeholder initiative which sought to combine practical learning elements and conversational engagement.

Inanda fm and Vibe fm Local Government Elections Dialogue with DDP

As the local government elections get close, the competition between political parties to win the hearts and votes of citizens becomes stronger. Various political parties gathered at the KwaBester Community Hall to engage citizens on their manifestos and why they deserve their votes.

2nd Annual Youth Indaba Conference

The conference took place from 30 June to 1 July 2016 at the Premier Hotel in Pinetown. DDP teamed up with youth organisations in KwaZulu Natal namely: YMCA, Youth Inter-Active (YIA), Activate, Youth Leadership Team (YLT) and the Greater KwaMakhutha Community Foundation (GKCF).

2016 Youth Day Dialogue

Youth organisations in Durban met on Youth Day 2016 to engage in critical dialogue about issues affecting them and how to solve them moving forward.

Political Parties Briefing of the Pre Local Government Elections Activities

The Democracy Development Program hosted a Political Parties Briefing on Friday May 27, at Maharani Hotel. The purpose of the briefing was to introduce DDP’s Local Government Elections program to political parties in order to solicit their input and ensure an inclusive participatory mechanism for parties and society.

Youth Dialogue in KwaMashu

Drugs, teenage pregnancy and the latest trend of “blessers” are major issues faced by the youth in the KwaMashu community. This emerged at a youth dialogue hosted by the Democracy Development Program in partnership with Youth Inter-Active and Activate, at the L community Hall on May 20.

Democracy and You Street Performance

DDP used edutainment, such as street theatre to make the public aware of their role in voting, but also to engage with the people to gather their perceptions, and attitudes about voting.

20 Years of the South African Constitution

Democracy Development Program hosted a Dialogue to celebrate 20 years of our Constitution, to which this question was explored “How do we as citizens reclaim our rights and responsibilities to make our constitution a living document?”

Civil Society and Media Management

The DDP invited Heather Thuynsma (political consultant/lecturer/author) to facilitate a 2 ½ day advocacy workshop titled Civil Society and Media Management to equip civil society organisations (CSOs) with the skills to write stories that would inspire action