June 6, 2019

ALL RIGHTS SHOULD BE FOR ALL OUR PEOPLE

By: Dr Paul Kariuki: South Africa has come a long way since 1994 as far as civil liberties are concerned. Our Constitution is hailed as the […]
June 6, 2019

BUDGET 2019: CITIZENS & CIVIL SOCIETY CAN’T AFFORD TO RELAX

By Dr Paul Kariuki: Most people said the budget address by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was doom and gloom, as it confirmed the worsening state of […]
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 […]
June 6, 2019

CIVIL SOCIETY IN 2019 – THE YEAR OF REDEMPTION & RENEWAL

By Dr Paul Kariuki (DDP Executive Director): In 2018, civil society observed a rise in civic activism, a spirited effort by ordinary citizens that challenged the […]
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

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 […]
June 6, 2019

DOOR TO DOOR FOUNDATION

By Sihle Phungula: This is a Non-Profit Company with just over two years in existence. However, they are hitting the ground running. They are already working […]
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 […]