February 23, 2021

How to professionalise local government: The time has come to translate good intentions and ideas into action

What is needed is not merely technical professionalisation, because a highly skilled government is not an end in itself. What is needed is a change of […]
February 22, 2021

Re-visiting the Keynesian state is a pre-requisite for recovering South Africa’s economy

By: Jason Musyoka (Ph.D.) Globally, nation states have started to pick the economic pieces left after the titanic-like crash of the Covid-19 pandemic. Different pharmaceutical companies […]
February 19, 2021

Unpacking the 2021 SoNA

SPECIAL REPORTS This Mail & Guardian webinar was sponsored by the Democracy Development Project (DDP). It featured as speakers Aubrey Matshiqi, Independent Political Analyst; Sanusha Naidu, Foreign Policy […]
February 18, 2021

A false Sense of judicial exceptionalism and unfounded allegations against judges are a danger to the judiciary and the country

By: Aubrey Matshiqi What should reign supreme – political constitutionalism or legal constitutionalism? In a democracy, what should hold sway – the supremacy of the Constitution […]
February 18, 2021

The State of the Nation that was not to be

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction It is with humility that I write this blog reflecting on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA). Of […]
February 16, 2021

Strengthening CSOs Intervention Capacities for Lessening xenophobic tendencies among African Migrants, South Africans and duty-bearers in KZN

By: Democracy Development Program (DDP) Post Title Mapping Research Consultant Activity To conduct mapping research of migrant economic/entrepreneurial activities Contract duration 1 to 30 April 2021 […]
February 16, 2021

Development of Curricula and Training Manual for CSOs training

Activity 1.2.1: To produce modules and training materials: Consultancy commencement:             22 February 2021 Submission of final deliverables:        22 March 2021 ********************** Assignment title:             MANUAL […]
February 15, 2021

The public debate: a cure worse than the disease

By: Prof Steven Friedman HOLDING the government to account is key to any democracy. But when those able to do this denounce the government whatever it […]
February 15, 2021

COVID 19 Impact May Exacerbate Existing Educational Inequalities in South Africa.

By: Norah Hashim Msuya To contain the spread of COVID-19, most countries worldwide have decided to close educational institutions temporarily. However, learning has not stopped but […]