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 […]