June 6, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE DDP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Paul Kariuki A message of great wishes to all our partners for the new year… from the Executive Director as well as the DDP Team. […]
June 6, 2019

EARLY RETIREMENT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DDP

“I’m so glad we had this time together…but now it’s time to say good bye.” Dear colleagues and friends of DDP it is with mixed emotions […]
June 6, 2019

GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY BEGINS WITH OPEN WARD COMMITTEES

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Programs Director): Citizen participation is an essential element of our constitutional democracy. South Africa is one of the few countries in […]
June 6, 2019

PROMOTING SOCIAL COHESION THROUGH SKILLS SHARING

By Paul Soti: South African department of arts and culture defines social cohesion as,” the degree of social integration and inclusion in communities and society at […]
June 6, 2019

STATE FAILURE HURTS TAX COLLECTION

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Programs Director): Since democracy in 1994, the government has been promoting a developmental local government that is responsive to the needs […]
June 6, 2019

THE EXPERIENCES OF FOREIGN NATIONALS & OTHER MIGRANTS IN SA

The talk-shows were a series of engagements that intended to continue to unpack the experiences of migrant women that were generated as part of the focus […]
June 6, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY CAN & MUST PROMOTE WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN SHAPING SA

By Dr Paul Kariuki: The role of women in shaping the new, democratic SA is well documented. However, their contribution to social change and development has […]
June 6, 2019

DDP CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

Democracy Development Program Stakeholder’s reflection session. This reflection session was held at DDP House on the 24th July 2018 and it was attended by the more than […]
June 6, 2019

CONFUSION, NOT CONSENSUS, IS DRIVING SA’S LAND EXPROPRIATION DEBATE

By: Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Programs Director): For decades, equality of all has been a contentious issue in South Africa, even with an enabling Constitution and […]
June 6, 2019

ASONET SOCIAL COHESION WORKSHOP

By Daniel Dunia and Sthabiso Mdledle: The workshop focused on the art of leading people through processes towards agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, […]
June 6, 2019

LYF INITIATIVE TO GET LIBRARY FOR COMMUNITY

By Sthabiso Mdledle and Melusi Mahlaba: A community library campaign to clean up the space where the municipality is going to place the park home library, […]
May 29, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

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May 27, 2019

AN UNFOLDING NARRATIVE OF COLLABORATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY AMONG CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS

This article first appeared in the Good Governance Learning Network (GGLN) journal titled: Navigating Accountability and Collaboration in Local Governance (2017) Introduction Accountability and collaboration in […]
May 27, 2019

CHANGING OUR COUNTRY ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

By Nonkululeko Hlongwane – It’s quite interesting how everyone, especially Community developers, spend their days talking about change without an understanding of what it means to […]
May 16, 2019

IS COMMEMORATING HUMAN RIGHTS DAY STILL RELEVANT?

By Nosipho Luthuli – On 21 March, South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day in remembrance of the Sharpeville Massacre that took place on the same day […]
May 14, 2019

AFTER THE LAST 10 YEARS ARE WE READY/PREPARED TO DO SOMETHING WORTHWHILE?

By: Justin Foxton –Here at SA Good News we were hugely inspired by President Ramaphosa when he quoted from Hugh Masekela’s song Thuma Mina (Send Me) […]
May 14, 2019

DDP REACTS TO CR CALL TO ACTION

Newly elected president of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, ended his state of the Nation address with these words: “Thuma mina – (Send me) […]
May 9, 2019

TERMINAL ILLNESS AT HOSPITAL

After many years of uncertainty and staff shortages, Addington Hospital has decided to approach the community for help. A committee comprising of Hospital management and the […]
May 9, 2019

REFUSE POLLUTES OUR COMMUNITY

by Slade van Wyk - The community of Mariannridge is slowly becoming polluted. A lack of refuse bins are the root cause of this issue. Refuse is excessive, unsanitary and uncontrolled resulting in an unclean, untidy and tatty living environment.
May 9, 2019

KEPT IN THE DARK

by Snenhlanhla Shangase – South Africa in turmoil! For weeks news headlines have been bombarding us with shocking headlines and everybody has become a social media […]