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 […]
June 28, 2022

The Role of Legislature in Tackling Youth and Graduate Unemployment in South Africa.

“Nothing is dangerous like an educated but unemployed youth”-Unknown By: Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Introduction and Background Unemployment has been the number one major problem affecting youth […]
May 30, 2022

The Role of Parliament in Fostering Workers Rights in South Africa Post- Covid 19

“Workers’ rights should be a central focus of development”- Joseph Stiglitz By: Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Introduction The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on various facets […]
April 28, 2022

The Role and Functions of MPs in Promoting Financial Accountability of the State to the Legislature in South Africa

By Nyasha Mpani Introduction The work of Parliament and MPs is well articulated in the country’s constitution which is the supreme law of the country. According […]
March 29, 2022

Mobilising Parliamentarians to accelerate political accountability in South Africa: The How and Why it Matters

“Given the ongoing exposure of malfeasances in both public and private sectors in the country, accountability cannot be a buzzword or a cliche. It must be […]
February 16, 2022

DDP inaugural women parliamentarians workshop

Understanding the role of parliament, parliamentarians, and parliamentary committees  The Democracy Development Program hosted a day capacity-building workshop for members of the KwaZulu Natal Legislature Women’s […]
January 26, 2022

Media and Women in Politics

“Women are never the right age. We are too young, we’re too old. We are too thin, we’re too fat. We wear too much make-up, we […]
November 17, 2021

Service Delivery Challenges in Kwazulu Natal

By Nyasha Mcbride Mpani Download the article here: Service Delivery in KZN