What a start to the year! and a victory for the voice of citizens who made their voices heard in every corner of the country, across race, political parties and gender about holding our leaders to account. More than ever before, citizens across the country have begun to realise the cost of not taking an interest in the changing political landscape. Never again would we want to find ourselves in a place where elected leaders believe that they are not accountable to each one of us as citizens.
Although many of you have been attending and participating in our workshops, dialogues and political forums and know our work well, but there is now a sense of urgency to reclaim the spaces for civil that have been steadily eroded over the years. The challenge!
Attend our forums and dialogues and participate actively.
Challenge us to do more work in your community.
Use the resources that we have produced to educate yourself and others within your circle.
Partner with us when necessary to increase our reach and depth.
Engage us about new ideas and possibilities to activate citizens whether it is through the Arts, drama or any other modality.
Join your voices with ours on issues requiring citizen advocacy.
Rise Mzansi KZN Convener, Nonkululeko Hlongwane-Mhlongo, IFP President VF Hlabisa, DDP's Partner Liaison and Development Officer Mbalenhle Mkhize and Executive Director Dr. Paul Kariuki at the DDP Civic Education Conference.