October 15, 2021

Votes matter -whatever you think of the parties

By: Steven Friedman VOTING matters far more than many who have the vote seem to think. As the local elections approach, we are told on digital […]
October 15, 2021

A comedy of contradictions: the case of the Continental Free Trade Area and the Free Movement of Persons Protocol

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga Two weeks ago, President Ramaphosa relaxed regulations within the country to level 1. This was followed by the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron […]
October 10, 2021

Understanding the role and importance of whistle-blowers in the fight against corruption

By: Dr Adefemi Obalade Whistle-blowers is someone, who sometimes may be an employee, who reveals shady deals such as fraud, illegal activities or abuse of taxpayers’ […]
October 8, 2021

Making COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory: Challenges in South Africa

By: Dr. Olusola Bodede The fast spread of COVID-19 Delta variant in South Africa led to a third wave of the pandemic. South Africa being a […]
October 8, 2021

Promoting Active Public Participation Towards a Citizen-Centered Government

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction The word “citizen” has an intrinsically political connotation that means a specific kind of association between the citizens and government. Citizens have […]
October 8, 2021

Role of legislation in social cohesion and nation-building in South Africa

By: Dr Nneka Akwu Social cohesion and nation-building have formed most of the national discourse during the post-apartheid dispensation. More exploration is still ongoing to ensure […]
October 6, 2021

Observers Refresher Workshop

The Democracy Development Program will be conducting an election observer refresher training.  Election observers play a crucial role in ensuring that the elections are transparent, free, […]
October 5, 2021

DDP Newsletter: Vol 15- Jul-Sep

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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 […]