The DDP (Democracy Development Program) and ASONET (African Solidarity Network) in partnership with other women organisations held a women’s dialogue at the Diakonia Conference Centre on Saturday, 18 March 2017.
This initiative was a multi stakeholder initiative which sought to combine practical learning elements and conversational engagement.
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.
The forthcoming 2016 Local Government Elections is dubbed as one of the most highly contested elections by the media and general public since emergence of Developmental Local Government.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 groups gathered in Durban for the provincial launch of the Anti-Racism Network.