June 22, 2020

Much Ado about Something: Redesigning South Africa’s electoral landscape?

By: Sanusha Naidu On June 11, 2020, the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land, ruled that as it stands the electoral act is unconstitutional […]
June 17, 2020

SA needs more young people in politics

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki. There is a general sense that traditional politics and representative democracy fails to attract the attention of young people. This is despite […]
June 17, 2020

Covid19 and citizenship in South Africa

By: Steve Friedman Democratic citizenship means holding the government to account – not doing its job. This is always so – but is particularly so in […]
June 16, 2020

The Youth: Their Tasks and Position In Deepening Our Democracy

By: Aubrey Matshiqi I was thirteen when Hector Pieterson was murdered by the apartheid police on 16 June 1976. Ten years later, there was an insurrectionary […]
June 16, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on South Africa Political Landscape

By: Bonolo Makgale The mountain of complaints which were stacked up against the ANC led government relating to corruption and lack of service delivery in under-resourced […]
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

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

Shark 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 […]