October 1, 2021

Silly Season is Upon Us Again: The Enigma of the Election Manifesto and Its Launch

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction Now that the date for the 2021 Local Government Election has been proclaimed for 1 November, the silly season for political party […]
October 1, 2021

Restoring Citizen’s confidence in local Government Elections in November

By: Maria Goyayi While elections remain a fundamental aspect of democracy and a legitimate transition of leadership to key positions in public offices, it has become […]
September 30, 2021

Unpacking the sociopolitical landscape ahead of the municipal elections – DDP

The Mail & Guardian and Democracy Development Program (DDP) hosted this webinar to unpack the sociopolitical landscape; discuss the possible outcomes based on available data and voting behaviour; […]
September 23, 2021

Youth Workshop: Voter Education, Social Cohesion, Volunteerism, Community Service, Spirit of Ubuntu and Patriotism Amongst Young People

  The National Youth Development Agency invited DDP to partner with in the above outlined workshop, which was done on the 21st of September 2021. It […]
September 21, 2021

The ANC, DA And The Gap Between The Procedural And Substantive Will Shape The Outcome Of Elections

By: Aubrey Matshiqi The African National Congress (ANC) has never been more unpopular, and the Democratic Alliance (DA), in strategic terms, has never been more at […]
September 20, 2021

District Development Model Workshop

The Democracy Development Program hosted a 2 day District Development Model Workshop (DDM) unpacking the role of Civil Society at Elangeni Hotel in Durban on 16-17 […]
September 20, 2021

Reflecting on migrant informal traders’ triple challenges of Covid, disenfranchisement and being legislated out of business

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga, On September 16, 2021, the World Bank issued a statement informing the world that the Washington DC based institution will be discontinuing its […]
September 20, 2021

Re-casting of Post-colonial states as the under-belly of procedural democracy in Africa

By: Dr Jason Musyoka (Ph.D.) South Africa’s upcoming elections from continental perspective On November 1st  2021, South Africa will head to polls, to elect those who […]
September 17, 2021

Rethinking national building and social cohesion amidst the pandemic: what needs to shift in our society?

By: Maria Goyayi The disruptive nature the COVID-19 pandemic has instigated significant effect not only on the economy and public health systems but also on social […]