May 19, 2020

Sense-making: Why it matters in mitigating Covid-19

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki Covid-19 has not spared nations, their economies, politics, wealth, systems and people. It is such an invisible yet powerful foe. It has […]
May 18, 2020

Government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for a lockdown exit strategy

By Stef Terblanche One subject that is ultra-topical at present is of course the Covid-19 induced national lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March […]
May 18, 2020

The Political Economy of Covid-19

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In the beginning, there was the word – and the word was ‘unity’. All our political parties pledged their support for President Cyril […]
May 15, 2020


By: Jason Musyoka Contextualising historical and ahistorical development ideologies in Contemporary South Africa Development policy in South Africa has always premised from historical injustice, focused more […]
May 4, 2020

Covid-19: A new order for civil society organisations

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki One thing we know for sure is that the world has entered a new order. For civil society organisations, the challenges brought by […]
April 24, 2020

Can democracy be distance friendly?

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The scale to which the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world is devastating. Indeed, everything has changed. Economies have been shattered, public […]
April 22, 2020


By: Sthabiso Mdledle In a world desperate for information during this trying time, fake news or unverified information is popping up more often on our timelines […]
April 14, 2020


Call For Papers: 3rd Annual Political Summit: The Democracy Development Program (DDP), is planning to host it’s third annual political summit later in 2020 and invites […]
April 14, 2020

Covid-19 Has Long-Term Implications for Politics and Policy-Making

By: Dr Paul Kariuki   Political parties have had little option but to give the government the space to roll-out its interventions and manage the spread […]
April 6, 2020

A moment for responsible active citizenship

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health and societal emergency that requires effective immediate action by every person. Everyone has a moral […]
March 16, 2020

Corona virus communique

Coronavirus communique On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) China country office reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of […]
February 24, 2020

Cyril must boldly face political conundrums

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki Last year, when newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation address with unmatched enthusiasm, the speech gripped the […]
February 23, 2020

Political tolerance is healthy for a democracy — as are dynamic exchanges

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki Last week’s state of the nation address had its fair share of drama. The EFF  did exactly as it had promised in […]
January 23, 2020

IDP 2008/09 Integrated Development Plans (IDP)

The Long Term Development Plan has been divided into smaller, five-year draft Integrated Development Plans (IDP’s) that will guide the development of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality so that […]
January 20, 2020

Last year was hectic, but hold on to your hats as 2020 gathers political steam

By: Dr Paul Kariuki   The year 2019 was eventful, filled with significant moments of both hope and anxiety. Hardly a day went by without an […]
December 4, 2019

Everyone is responsible for creating ethical leadership

By: Dr Paul Kariuki Leaders in the public and private sector, as well as in many other institutions, have influence by virtue of their greater authority […]
November 29, 2019

Local Governance Conference Unpacks the Ethical Dilemma in the Public Sector

By: Lungile Ngubelanga Professor Purshottama Reddy of the School of Management, IT and Governance in collaboration with the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung […]
November 19, 2019

“Food for Thought”: Corruption and tech

In partnership with Corruption Watch, we will be hosting our final breakfast session for the year on how technology can mitigate corruption in South Africa Melissa Tsungai […]
November 4, 2019

Flailing coalitions are failing democracy in SA

By: Dr Paul Kariuki The Democratic Alliance’s recent leadership difficulties are raising questions about the efficacy of coalitions in South Africa. The varying ideological positions of […]
October 31, 2019

Sexual violence in the name of tradition and culture

By Thobeka Khubisa   “Abuse taints traditional healing” – that is how the title of the article on page 17 of the Mail & Guardian 27 […]