June 10, 2019

YOUTH ARE AGENTS OF CHANGE IN OUR DEMOCRACY

By Dr Paul Kariuki: Young people are an integral part of our democracy. They are a demographic that is mobilising across society, demanding an opportunity to contribute […]
June 10, 2019

NOW THAT CITIZENS HAVE VOTED, WHAT NEXT? A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE

By Dr. Paul Kariuki: The 2019 National and Provincial elections have come and gone. Citizens all over the country came out in their numbers and expressed […]
June 10, 2019

PUSH TOWARDS LIVING THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM

By Dr Paul Kariuki: South Africa is at a crossroads as the nation prepares for the elections on May 8. The elections find the nation, firstly, […]
June 10, 2019

FORMER INTERN SHARES HER EXPERIENCE AT DDP

DDP former administration intern Samke Sithole shares her experiences as an intern at DDP and her journey to Korea in Asia. What was the most profound […]
June 10, 2019

2018 LINDELANI YOUTH FORUM – A STORY OF IMPACT!

By Melusi Mahlaba: Through capacity building workshops and follow-ups meeting with provided by the Democracy Development Program (DDP), the Lindelani Youth Forum (LYF) organization have managed […]
June 10, 2019

IZIMPILO ZETHU RECEIVES FUNDING FROM NLC

By Sthabiso Mdledle and Fuzelihle Ngcobo: The National Lotteries Commission has granted project funding to Izimpilo Zethu, a community and youth-based organization that is situated in […]
June 6, 2019

ALL RIGHTS SHOULD BE FOR ALL OUR PEOPLE

By: Dr Paul Kariuki: South Africa has come a long way since 1994 as far as civil liberties are concerned. Our Constitution is hailed as the […]
June 6, 2019

BUDGET 2019: CITIZENS & CIVIL SOCIETY CAN’T AFFORD TO RELAX

By Dr Paul Kariuki: Most people said the budget address by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was doom and gloom, as it confirmed the worsening state of […]
June 6, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY WELCOMES THE SIGNING OF POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING BILL

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Executive Director): CITIZEN PRESSURE CAN END CORRUPTION The last 12 months have been anxiety-causing months for African countries. We have seen […]
June 6, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY IN 2019 – THE YEAR OF REDEMPTION & RENEWAL

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Executive Director): In 2018, civil society observed a rise in civic activism, a spirited effort by ordinary citizens that challenged the […]
June 6, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE DDP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Paul Kariuki A message of great wishes to all our partners for the new year… from the Executive Director as well as the DDP Team. […]
June 6, 2019

EARLY RETIREMENT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DDP

“I’m so glad we had this time together…but now it’s time to say good bye.” Dear colleagues and friends of DDP it is with mixed emotions […]
June 6, 2019

GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY BEGINS WITH OPEN WARD COMMITTEES

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Programs Director): Citizen participation is an essential element of our constitutional democracy. South Africa is one of the few countries in […]
June 6, 2019

PROMOTING SOCIAL COHESION THROUGH SKILLS SHARING

By Paul Soti: South African department of arts and culture defines social cohesion as,” the degree of social integration and inclusion in communities and society at […]
June 6, 2019

STATE FAILURE HURTS TAX COLLECTION

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Programs Director): Since democracy in 1994, the government has been promoting a developmental local government that is responsive to the needs […]
June 6, 2019

THE EXPERIENCES OF FOREIGN NATIONALS & OTHER MIGRANTS IN SA

The talk-shows were a series of engagements that intended to continue to unpack the experiences of migrant women that were generated as part of the focus […]
June 6, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY CAN & MUST PROMOTE WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN SHAPING SA

By Dr Paul Kariuki: The role of women in shaping the new, democratic SA is well documented. However, their contribution to social change and development has […]
June 6, 2019

DDP CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

Democracy Development Program Stakeholder’s reflection session. This reflection session was held at DDP House on the 24th July 2018 and it was attended by the more than […]
June 6, 2019

CONFUSION, NOT CONSENSUS, IS DRIVING SA’S LAND EXPROPRIATION DEBATE

By: Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Programs Director): For decades, equality of all has been a contentious issue in South Africa, even with an enabling Constitution and […]
June 6, 2019

MINORITY FRONT COUNCILLOR SHARES HOW DDP SHAPED HIS GROWTH

Councilor Jonathan Annipen of the Minority Front has been attending and participating in a series of DDP interventions. And he shares how the relationship with DDP […]