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May 17, 2018

CULTIVATING SMALLHOLDER INCLUSION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA’S MACADAMIA NUT VALUE CHAINS

This paper examines the potential for developing a macadamia nut value chain within Southern Africa, while also exploring the potential for incorporating smallholder producers into the macadamia nut industry. more…

May 16, 2018

BEYOND THE RIGHT TO LIFE: DISABILITY, PERSONHOOD & PARTICIPATION

“Beyond the Right to Life: Disability, Personhood & Participation” was the second event of the seminar series “Taking stock: Disability & Human Rights in contemporary South Africa” held at the Stellenbosch University on 07th May 2018. more…

May 15, 2018

POLITICAL PARTY COOPERATION AND THE BUILDING AND SUSTAINING OF COALITIONS

On May 7, our event brought together South African Parliamentarians and German experts from various political backgrounds to discuss challenges and opportunities of coalition building. more…

May 11, 2018

No to femicide: Gender rights are human rights!

Last week, South Africa learnt of another loss of a young woman, Z. Khumalo, a first-year student at Mangosuthu University. The latest incident is just one in a tragic series, indicating South Africa's growing trend of violence against women. An article by DDP Programmes Director Dr. Paul Kariuki. more…

May 3, 2018

DEADLY PRACTICES: ESIDIMENI AND BEYOND

“Deadly Practices: Esidimeni and beyond” was the title of the first event of the seminar series “Taking stock: Disability & Human Rights in contemporary South Africa” on 16th April 2018 at the Stellenbosch University. more…

April 30, 2018

UBUNTU NETWORKING BREAKFAST

The crafting of successful business strategies in an ever so fast evolving regional and international environment is challenging. Expert speaker Abdullah Hassen Verachia initiated a lively debate at our Networking breakfast on 19th April 2018, brought to you by the KAS and our partner SAUF! more…

April 26, 2018

Country Profile South Africa

Our updated country profile of South Africa is now available! Our report provides information on South Africa's history, economy, society and politics. more…

April 17, 2018

DDP NEWSLETTER (January-March 2018)

South Africa, regardless of race, political affiliation, age or gender, has succeeded in holding the country’s political leaders accountable. But how do we ensure that we continue to make our power and voices heard when it comes to accountability and governance? more…

April 5, 2018

DDP CIVIC EDUCATION TRAINING FOR CSOS AND COMMUNITY BUILDERS

The Democracy Development Program held a 3-day Civic Education training in South Coast, from 3-5 April 2018. The training was attended by different organizations from the Durban region as well as Pietermaritzburg. more…

March 29, 2018

Intersectional leadership: Considering South Africa's Deaf Community

The FVSZI at the Stellenbosch University in cooperation with KAS invited students to a panel discussion with the theme “Intersectional leadership: considering South Africa's Deaf Community”. more…