Welcome to DDP
The Democracy Development Program NPC (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.
Since it's inception, DDP has been committed to the promotion of the following principles:
sustainable democracy and good governance
political awareness and citizen participation
tolerance and a culture of human rights
decentralised and pluralist government.
We achieve this by:
creating platforms for civil society engagement with all spheres of government
raising awareness of constititional rights and obligations
empowering the youth
monitoring, analysing and responding to governmental policies and legislations.
20-21 October 2014, Durban, 9th Annual Local Government Conference
TWENTY YEARS OF LOCAL DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA: QUO VADIS? TOWARDS GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE
Focus areas of the Conference are:
This Conference will interrogate each of these issues, highlighting key challenges and proposing possible recommendations in the broader context of innovation, best practices and good local governance, as well as improved service delivery, which local communities have been campaigning for over the past few years.
The some of the speakers include: Dr Ajiv Maharaj, S Zikode, S Greyling, G Benjamin, Dr S Hardman, Dr I G Govender, Prof M Wallis, Dr J Govender, Prof C , Prof P Pillay, Prof D R Thakhathi, Mr F Books, J Hicks, L Tredoux, S Motala, R Pithouse, Ms Nirmala Govender, Prof G Devenish, Dr M Sutcliffe to mention a few.
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.
In Mandela’s sprite we at DDP would like to honour him and keep his legacy of understanding alive by wanting you to be part of our Mandela Conversations. More so, we want YOU to lead the change through powerful conversations and became a Mandela Conversation host with DDP. For more information please email us at email@example.com.