July 27, 2020

How can young people participate meaningfully in politics in SA in this new decade

Dr Paul Kariuki | Executive Director of the Democracy Development Programme at the University of Natal
July 24, 2020

A partnership between citizens and the state is needed to manage the pandemic

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The harsh reality of these unusual pandemic times has necessitated a rethink about our politics, our values, our vision and our social […]
July 20, 2020

Political Open Sesame: Navigating the Inclusion of Independent Candidate Participation in South African Electoral Processes

By: Bonolo Makgale Introduction The constitutional court ruling on the Electoral Act has been met with enthusiasm; however, there is a possibility this enthusiasm could be […]
July 17, 2020

Economic Policies for Post Covid-19 Recovery: Lessons And Fault Lines From the Spanish Flu.

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka Background As Covid-19 continues to overwhelm the global economy, governments, businesses and ordinary citizens are scrambling for political legitimacy, stability and survival […]
July 16, 2020

South Africa – The Covid 19 crisis has shown that an effective state is not a luxury.

By: Imraan Buccus Not that long ago right-wing authoritarian populism seemed unstoppable. With Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Naredra Modi as the three horsemen of the […]
July 16, 2020

The state of our municipalities: Failed politics, a weak state or both?

By: Stef Terblanche With a few exceptions, the multiple failures across municipal government in South Africa reflect the worst of what is wrong in the country. […]
July 16, 2020

Of Lockdowns and Bans: The Beat of COVID-19: The rhythm is ‘gonna’ get you!

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction In his long-awaited address to the nation on Sunday evening (3 July),  President  Ramaphosa delivered a somber update on the political, economic, […]
July 15, 2020

The people are an asset, not a problem

By: Steven Friedman THIS country would have far fewer Covid-19 infections if the government had seen most of its people as a partner, not a problem. […]
July 15, 2020

Time to Get Tough on Failing Municipalities

Talking about his latest article titled “Time to get tough on failing municipalities”…the article is also available on the DDP Blog on> https://ddp.org.za/blog/2020/07/07/time-to-get-tough-on-failing-municipalities/