June 10, 2019

IZIMPILO ZETHU RECEIVES FUNDING FROM NLC

By Sthabiso Mdledle and Fuzelihle Ngcobo: The National Lotteries Commission has granted project funding to Izimpilo Zethu, a community and youth-based organization that is situated in […]
June 6, 2019

ALL RIGHTS SHOULD BE FOR ALL OUR PEOPLE

By: Dr Paul Kariuki: South Africa has come a long way since 1994 as far as civil liberties are concerned. Our Constitution is hailed as the […]
June 6, 2019

BUDGET 2019: CITIZENS & CIVIL SOCIETY CAN’T AFFORD TO RELAX

By Dr Paul Kariuki: Most people said the budget address by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was doom and gloom, as it confirmed the worsening state of […]
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 […]