October 2, 2019

END THE FEMICIDE

By: Thobeka Khubisa On 13th September 2019, I was a participant in a march; I marched in support of an unfortunate cause – against femicide and […]
September 6, 2019

Law and order essential to democracy

By: Dr Paul Kariuki. DEMOCRACY It has been a traumatic time in South Africa. In just one week, the nation has been exposed to extreme levels […]
September 4, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONDS TO GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

STATEMENT AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE DDP
September 3, 2019

Civil Society Responds to Xenophobic Attacks in the Country

STATEMENT AGAINST XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA_
September 3, 2019

Give a Child a Family – Social justice programme in South Africa and Africa

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~ Desmond Tutu By: Monica Woodhouse In 1979, the need […]
September 3, 2019

“OTHERING” IS STILL ALIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER 25 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY

By: Thobeka Khubisa  It’s August, “Womxn’s Month”, and just like every other August this is the month when it is suddenly necessary to host seminars, workshops […]
August 19, 2019

Community media requires independence and sustainability to thrive

By: Sthabiso Mdledle Community media remains one of the forces that is entrusted with the task of keeping communities intact and engaged on many different aspects […]
August 5, 2019

Citizens and civil society must fight to protect our democracy

By: Dr Paul Kariuki For 25 years, South Africa’s maturing democracy has experienced its fair share of twists and turns. On what would have been Nelson […]
July 17, 2019

Urgent measures needed to address the poor state of municipalities

By: Dr Paul Kariuki     The recent auditor general’s 2017-2018 report on the state of municipalities in South Africa is shocking. The extent of poor […]
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. […]