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


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


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 […]
August 19, 2019

Community media requires independence and sustainability to thrive

By: Sthabiso Mdledle Community media remains one of the forces that is entrusted with the task of keeping communities intact and engaged on many different aspects […]
August 5, 2019

Citizens and civil society must fight to protect our democracy

By: Dr Paul Kariuki For 25 years, South Africa’s maturing democracy has experienced its fair share of twists and turns. On what would have been Nelson […]
July 17, 2019

Urgent measures needed to address the poor state of municipalities

By: Dr Paul Kariuki     The recent auditor general’s 2017-2018 report on the state of municipalities in South Africa is shocking. The extent of poor […]
June 10, 2019


By Dr Paul Kariuki: Young people are an integral part of our democracy. They are a demographic that is mobilising across society, demanding an opportunity to contribute […]
June 10, 2019


By Dr. Paul Kariuki: The 2019 National and Provincial elections have come and gone. Citizens all over the country came out in their numbers and expressed […]