February 24, 2022

DDP #SONA2022 Forum

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on […]
February 22, 2022

Zondo Commission report just the beginning of restoring trust in SA democracy

By: Yanga Malotana It is imperative, now more than ever, for South Africa’s representative democracy to be fruitful and to uphold the democratic tenet of accountability, […]
February 18, 2022

The conflicting forces that shape Ramaphosa’s leadership

By: Stef Terblanche He has been accused of being a president who is big on promises, nice speeches and fatherly fireside chats with his people but […]
February 16, 2022

DDP inaugural women parliamentarians workshop

Understanding the role of parliament, parliamentarians, and parliamentary committees  The Democracy Development Program hosted a day capacity-building workshop for members of the KwaZulu Natal Legislature Women’s […]
February 15, 2022

You Can Say Whatever You Like – As Long as We Like it Too

By: Prof Steven Friedman IT is echo chamber time again. The chorus which tells us what to think and always agree no matter how flimsy its […]
February 15, 2022

Constitutional Debates in Enhancing Political Accountability in a Constitutional Democracy in SA

By: Norah Msuya One of the unique aspects of the South African Constitution is that it introduced the concept of participatory democracy. Participatory democracy essentially obligates […]
February 14, 2022

The Perils of Mandatory Vaccine Policy in SA

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi With only 40% of the adult population being vaccinated as of January 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to vaccinate in […]
February 10, 2022

The Implications of Attacks on the Judiciary on Political Accountability in South Africa

By: Adefemi A. Obalade Accountability refers to the acceptance and assumption of responsibility for one’s deeds and conducts, and the concomitant outcomes or consequences. The subject […]
February 15, 2022

Civic education dialogue: citizens as role players in service delivery’

DDP hosted a civic education dialogue at the Durban Spar hotel on the 11th of February 2022. The aim of the dialogue was to empower the […]