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, […]
July 23, 2021

DDP Political Summit 2021: Restoring Public Trust Towards a Robust and Active Participatory Politics

The sharp decline in trust in government is serving to underline that trust is an essential, yet often overlooked, ingredient in successful policymaking. Without trust in […]
May 19, 2021

Ethical Leadership and Good Governance: Towards an Ethical and Development-Oriented Public Services

The National Development Plan argued that ethical leadership and good governance are the cornerstone to creating a state that is capable of delivering developmental outcomes to […]
March 1, 2021

Communications for effective political campaigning.

New digital technologies, including social media, create a new paradigm in political campaigns. Movements powered by social media have toppled governments and helped others to win […]
November 20, 2020

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Part 1 This three-part Mail & Guardian webinar series was sponsored by the Democracy Development Program (DDP). The first webinar featured Aubrey Matshiqi, Independent Political Analyst; Kavisha Pillay, […]
September 30, 2020

Political Party Representatives workshop

The DDP hosted an online workshop for political party representatives working in the branch executive structures, and other volunteer structures in communities. This workshop was attend […]
August 26, 2020

Repositioning Local Government Finance Towards Improved Service Delivery

It is a well-known fact that most municipalities in the country have serious financial problems, which inter alia contribute to bad or no service delivery.  The […]
March 13, 2020

DDP Forum to Debate Funding

The Democracy Development Program in Partnership with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) hosted a Public Forum […]
June 6, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY WELCOMES THE SIGNING OF POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING BILL

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Executive Director): CITIZEN PRESSURE CAN END CORRUPTION The last 12 months have been anxiety-causing months for African countries. We have seen […]