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 […]
September 16, 2021

Conversation on CSO Collaboration: LG Elections- DDP Public Forum

On 15 September, DDP hosted the Civil Society Collaboration Forum. Our guest speakers included Mr Eric Apelgren, Ms Bonolo Makgale and Ms Evashnee Naidu. The Forum […]
September 16, 2021

South Africa chief justice term end next month should the next chief justice be a woman?

By: Norah Msuya, The tenure of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng comes to an end next month; therefore, it is right to think about who should be […]
September 16, 2021

The democrats who dislike majority rule

By: Steven Friedman The people who decide what South Africans can think have grown tired of majority rule. Or, more likely, they never much liked it […]
September 14, 2021

Reconnecting with citizens as a nation-building strategy in South Africa

By: Dr. Adefemi Obalade Since the establishment of the South African state in 1910, there have been several discourses and efforts towards nation building. For instance […]
September 13, 2021

Rebuilding Societal Trust In The State After Looting Mayhem In South Africa

Dr. Nneka Akwu As South Africa struggles with a third wave of COVID-19 infection, looting and violence struck in several parts of the country and the […]