Welcome to DDP
The DDP was initiated in 1993 as a partner project of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Germany. For the last 20 years it has been a non-partisan non-profit organisation, supporting capacity building on governance and civil society levels to ensure that both are empowered for meaningful participation in South Africa’s social transformation.
INKANDLA REPORT: THE CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSE
The Democracy Development Programme welcomes the findings by the office of the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on President Zuma’s Inkandla extension and renovations. As a civil society organization, our confidence in the Chapter nine institutions, such as the office of the Public Protector, has been enhanced. We are optimistic that even those cases that are currently before the office will receive urgent attention.
As the civil society, we respect and honor the findings. In our view, in the interest of deepening democracy in our nation and upholding the values of our constitution, all those implicated in the report, irrespective of their office in the land, should have their day in court to answer the many questions lingering in the minds of South Africans. This is what we call ethical and moral behavior.
Tata Mandela - your vision, your warmth and your commitment have inspired every citizen of this country. You are mourned as a lost parent. Your life remains the symbol of what can be done when dedicated people work together for change.
We at DDP commit to working towards your vision of a united South Africa.