January 26, 2023

Regulating the energy sector in South Africa: Role of Parliamentarians

“South Africans are struggling due to the rolling blackouts. Business people are struggling, patients are struggling and bodies are decomposing in mortuaries”- Themba Masango, Secretary General […]
December 6, 2022

Strengthening PAP Inter-Relationships with Regional (Provincial) Legislatures in South Africa: Towards enhancing parliamentary accountability and good governance.

By: Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Introduction and Background The Pan African Parliament (PAP) was established by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in March 2004, […]
November 29, 2022

DDP Parliamentary program report 2022

Introduction In 2021, Democracy Development Program (DDP) established a Parliamentary program unit in order to promote civil society engagement with the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) provincial legislature. […]
November 25, 2022

How the KZN Women’s Caucus can work with the Pan African Parliament Women’s Caucus to advance Agenda 2063

The last training workshop for the year was conducted on the 23rd of November 2022 at Elangeni Hotel in Durban. The thrust of the workshop sought […]
November 15, 2022

The Role of Parliaments in the Fight Against the Abuse of Women in Parliaments in Africa.

“There should be zero tolerance for any form of violence against women in parliaments. It is the responsibility of our institutions and all parliamentarians, both men […]
October 20, 2022

The role of Pan-African parliament in mobilizing support for eradicating poverty in Africa

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.”- Nelson Mandela By Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Introduction and Background Poverty has been […]
September 27, 2022

Institutionalizing Evidence Use in Promoting Political Accountability by Parliamentarians in South Africa: Achievements, Challenges and Perceived Opportunities.

“MPs cannot effectively exercise their oversight role without credible evidence” Speaker of Parliament –Malawi By: Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Introduction and Background Parliament is one of the […]
August 22, 2022

“Increasing women parliamentarians’ participation in portfolio committees in South Africa’s legislatures.”

By Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Introduction and Background South Africa, just like other African countries, has been struggling with the under-representation of women in the legislature. The […]
July 26, 2022

“Eight-years to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Re-Imagining the Role of Parliamentarians in Facilitating the Realisation of This Goal.”

‘”We acknowledge also the essential role of national parliaments through their enactment of legislation and adoption of budgets and their role in ensuring accountability for the […]