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 […]
March 16, 2020

Corona virus communique

Coronavirus communique On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) China country office reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of […]
February 28, 2020

2ND ANNUAL LINDELANI YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INDABA -Youth Making Local Government Work for people

The Lindelani Youth Forum in partnership with the Democracy Development Program and Africa Unite hosted the 2nd Annual Lindelani Youth Empowerment Indaba on the 27th of […]
February 24, 2020

Cyril must boldly face political conundrums

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki Last year, when newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation address with unmatched enthusiasm, the speech gripped the […]
February 23, 2020

Political tolerance is healthy for a democracy — as are dynamic exchanges

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki Last week’s state of the nation address had its fair share of drama. The EFF  did exactly as it had promised in […]
January 23, 2020

IDP 2008/09 Integrated Development Plans (IDP)

The Long Term Development Plan has been divided into smaller, five-year draft Integrated Development Plans (IDP’s) that will guide the development of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality so that […]
January 20, 2020

Last year was hectic, but hold on to your hats as 2020 gathers political steam

By: Dr Paul Kariuki   The year 2019 was eventful, filled with significant moments of both hope and anxiety. Hardly a day went by without an […]
December 4, 2019

Everyone is responsible for creating ethical leadership

By: Dr Paul Kariuki Leaders in the public and private sector, as well as in many other institutions, have influence by virtue of their greater authority […]
November 29, 2019

Local Governance Conference Unpacks the Ethical Dilemma in the Public Sector

By: Lungile Ngubelanga Professor Purshottama Reddy of the School of Management, IT and Governance in collaboration with the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung […]
November 19, 2019

“Food for Thought”: Corruption and tech

In partnership with Corruption Watch, we will be hosting our final breakfast session for the year on how technology can mitigate corruption in South Africa Melissa Tsungai […]
November 4, 2019

Flailing coalitions are failing democracy in SA

By: Dr Paul Kariuki The Democratic Alliance’s recent leadership difficulties are raising questions about the efficacy of coalitions in South Africa. The varying ideological positions of […]
October 31, 2019

Sexual violence in the name of tradition and culture

By Thobeka Khubisa   “Abuse taints traditional healing” – that is how the title of the article on page 17 of the Mail & Guardian 27 […]
October 2, 2019

END THE FEMICIDE

By: Thobeka Khubisa On 13th September 2019, I was a participant in a march; I marched in support of an unfortunate cause – against femicide and […]
September 6, 2019

Law and order essential to democracy

By: Dr Paul Kariuki. DEMOCRACY It has been a traumatic time in South Africa. In just one week, the nation has been exposed to extreme levels […]
September 3, 2019

Give a Child a Family – Social justice programme in South Africa and Africa

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~ Desmond Tutu By: Monica Woodhouse In 1979, the need […]
September 3, 2019

“OTHERING” IS STILL ALIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER 25 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY

By: Thobeka Khubisa  It’s August, “Womxn’s Month”, and just like every other August this is the month when it is suddenly necessary to host seminars, workshops […]