Our Impact

February 28, 2023

International Visitors Leadership Program

DDP Senior Programs Officer, Sphamandla Mhlongo attended a month-long project in the United States of America earlier this year. This project explored how enhancing the leadership […]
June 10, 2022

DDP’s Communications Strategist graduated with BA Political Science Honours

DDP’s Communications Strategist, Yanga Malotana graduated with her BA in Political Science Honours in May 2022 from the University of Pretoria. She is currently pursuing her […]
April 26, 2022

Lead(H)ership: Amplifying girls’ voices- Thobeka Khubisa

Thobeka is a young black woman, a lover of nature and people. An introvert with an extroverted passion. I consider myself a social justice activist and […]
February 24, 2022

DDP Parliamentary Program Intern graduates with a Masters degree.

Nyasha Mpani is a sociology and development studies graduate from the University of Cape Town and currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cape Town. […]
September 10, 2021

Msizi Khumalo: DDP Associate Facilitator

Working with Communities in Umlazi Township, Durban South, and surroundings Msizi Khumalo is an Executive Director and Civic Educator for the Centre for Community Development (CCD) […]
September 9, 2021

Women in Political spaces: Saroj Govender

Sarojini Govender is an Activist who is involved in many organizations in the eThekwini region. Govender became an activist from a young age at 18 years […]
July 15, 2021

Advocating for Community Participation and Environmental Sustainability Through Waste Collection

Nomfundo Mkhaba is a 34 old woman from the South Coast, she is a member and co-founder of an organization called Waste for Change.  Nomfundo is […]
February 25, 2021

DDP Partner Celebrates 10 years of Community Development and Citizen Engagement

Youth Inter-Active known as YIA is, a youth-led community organization working around eThekwini Municipality to empower today’s youth to be future leaders” through dialogues, debate, training, […]
September 2, 2020

Women in leadership: Political spaces

  My name is Nicole Graham. I am an Executive Committee Councillor in the eThekwini Council and the leader of the DA Caucus in the city. […]
August 30, 2020

Intokozo FM community radio station

Sinegugu Faith Ngidi 24 years old from Umlazi AA section. She is a show host at Intokozo 101.2 FM Community Radio station based at Umlazi Megacity […]
August 30, 2020

Partnering with communities to participate in local governance

Nontando Zintle Ngamlana: Executive Director; Afesis-corplan Afesis (meaning liberation in Greek spelt with a ‘ph’) and corplan shortened from Community, Research and Planning is an East […]
August 29, 2020

Building communities through art and craft

  Buhlebuyeza Motsemme: Founding member of Teranga Azania Crafters Association and Mamane Jali Foundation My name is Buhlebuyeza Motsemme. I am a self-motivated young woman with […]
August 27, 2020

Empowering communities, young people and women through the media

Thandeka Ngobese is the Station Manager for one prominent community radio station in KZN, Inanda 88.4 FM. The station is broadcasting programmes that deal with the […]
August 26, 2020

Inspiring women and gender equality through research

Thobeka Khubisa is the founder of the Thobeka Khubisa Foundation NPC DDP partner. The Thobeka Khubisa Foundation NPC is a women-only led organization whose vision it […]
August 26, 2020

Fostering youth leadership and advocacy

Nomali Mandy Chili is a member of Ubuhle Bentsha Development Centre An NPO which works to create and implement holistically developing programmes for children, youth and […]
May 28, 2020

Shark Dwellers Movement on call for Covid19

Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM) is a Shack dwellers movement that acts against evictions, and their mission is to improve the lives and living conditions of shack dwellers […]
May 20, 2020


In keeping with our mission of enhancing citizens political education, the DDP has invited various renowned political analysts and commentators, to author opinion pieces on a […]
May 16, 2020

Youth Inter-Active organization

Civil society organisations have taken the tragedies of the lockdown to their own hands in response to the pandemic. Organizations like the Youth Inter-Active are one […]
May 13, 2020


The civil society has a responsibility to ensure that citizens fully understand the regulations of the lockdown and that they always remain safe. Democracy Development Program […]
April 20, 2020


Sanele Hadebe is a leader with effective and great communication skills. He believes greatly in the power of knowing how one passes a message than the […]