June 15, 2020

Post-Covid-19 South Africa: A possibility or myth?

By:  Stef Terblanche. When trying to answer the question in the title, one first has to consider just how wide Covid-19 touched and disrupted what we […]
June 15, 2020

SHADES OF CAPITALISM IN SOUTH AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 BLOG PIECE FOR THE DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (DDP)

By: Jason Musyoka (Ph. D) So far in this century, the 2007-2008 global economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed our society in fundamental ways. […]
June 15, 2020

Covid 19 – progressive forces will need to rise to the challenge of addressing unemployment

By: Imraan Buccus Unemployment is among South Africa’s most serious challenges. Youth unemployment  is a bloodbath with close to 60% of South Africa’s young people unemployed. […]
June 4, 2020

Democracy and Covid-19: Time to recalibrate our democratic options?

By Aubrey Matshiqi As I indicated in the last article, the author George Orwell, once warned that the fact that one lives in a democracy does […]
May 28, 2020

SHACK 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 25, 2020

The citizens perspective: The people versus Covid-19 pandemic

By : Mbalenhle.N.F Mkhize  It is no secret that the coronavirus has affected everybody in South Africa and the world in general, but the fact remains […]
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 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 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 15, 2020

THE EMERGENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW ECONOMY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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 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 […]
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

FAKE NEWS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES AMIDST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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 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 […]
April 14, 2020

RE-IMAGINING ELECTORAL REFORM SYSTEM IN SOUTH AFRICA: A POSSIBILITY OR MYTH?

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 […]