Our Impact

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

DDP SPECIAL BLOGS PROJECTS

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

CHILDREN HAVE A DREAM PROGRAM

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

DDP PARTNERS RESPONSE TO COVID-19: SANELE HADEBE

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 […]
February 28, 2020

2ND ANNUAL LINDELANI YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INDABA -Youth Making Local Government Work for people

The Lindelani Youth Forum in partnership with the Democracy Development Program and Africa Unite hosted the 2nd Annual Lindelani Youth Empowerment Indaba on the 27th of […]
September 3, 2019

Give a Child a Family – Social justice programme in South Africa and Africa

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~ Desmond Tutu By: Monica Woodhouse In 1979, the need […]
June 10, 2019

FORMER INTERN SHARES HER EXPERIENCE AT DDP

DDP former administration intern Samke Sithole shares her experiences as an intern at DDP and her journey to Korea in Asia. What was the most profound […]
June 10, 2019

2018 LINDELANI YOUTH FORUM – A STORY OF IMPACT!

By Melusi Mahlaba: Through capacity building workshops and follow-ups meeting with provided by the Democracy Development Program (DDP), the Lindelani Youth Forum (LYF) organization have managed […]
June 10, 2019

IZIMPILO ZETHU RECEIVES FUNDING FROM NLC

By Sthabiso Mdledle and Fuzelihle Ngcobo: The National Lotteries Commission has granted project funding to Izimpilo Zethu, a community and youth-based organization that is situated in […]
June 6, 2019

MINORITY FRONT COUNCILLOR SHARES HOW DDP SHAPED HIS GROWTH

Councilor Jonathan Annipen of the Minority Front has been attending and participating in a series of DDP interventions. And he shares how the relationship with DDP […]
June 6, 2019

SPRINGBOARD MINISTRIES

By Jais Mbewe: A more strategic partnership to strengthen our democracy. With the end of apartheid in 1994, most civic organizations and regional organizations went into […]