March 14, 2022

uMsunduzi Youth Mayoral Engagement

DDP in partnership with Empowering Youth hosted a youth mayoral engagement at the Eastwood Community Hall in Pietermaritzburg. This event was held on the 11th of […]
March 14, 2022

Social Media and Votes: A Comparative Analysis on South African Political Parties’ Use of Social Media for the 2021 Local Government Elections

PPA Paper – Yanga Malotana
March 14, 2022

Migrants and Access to Human Rights in SA: Responding to the politics of Xenophobia

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi Migration to South Africa (SA) is commonly depicted as a crisis by government officials, the media and members of the public. While […]
February 28, 2022

Youth Dialogue Promoting youth political participation and engagement: reclaiming a youth friendly democracy

The Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Open Society Foundation SA and Developing Youth hosted a dialogue with the youth in Pietermaritzburg/ Msunduzi Municipality and […]
February 24, 2022

DDP Parliamentary Program Intern graduates with a Masters degree.

Nyasha Mpani is a sociology and development studies graduate from the University of Cape Town and currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cape Town. […]
March 4, 2022

The role of parliament in promoting political accountability

By: Adefemi Obalade Political accountability is the bedrock of representative government. It entails politician making choices on behalf of the people and the people having the […]
March 4, 2022

The state capture inquiry Reports: Implications on Political Cooperation in a Multi-Party Democracy

By: Nneka Akwu In November 2017, after the investigation report into an allegation of state capture by Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, the report indicted Zuma and […]
March 3, 2022

Social compact: How they are meant to work

By: Olusola Bodede Social compact encompasses an elaborate but dynamic cooperation between the society and the government. It involves collective reasoning on how to foster unity […]
March 3, 2022

Parliamentary accountability: why it matters and their challenges in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Ofusori Parliament is the legislative authority of South Africa, endowed with the power to make laws in accordance with the constitution, for the country. […]