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 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 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 […]
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 […]
May 9, 2019

UKUKHANYA KOMKHAZI – THE GLIMMER OF HOME

by Nobuhle Sithole – For many years Mkhazini, a rural area between the outskirts of Folweni and KwaMakhutha Townships in KwaZulu Natal South Coast, has been […]