Event Reports

Citizen Activism and Political Accountability

How citizens have continued to mobilize themselves in holding political leaders accountable

On 14th November 2018, Democracy Development Program (DDP) in corperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted a Public Forum to unpack the issue of Citizen Activism and Political Accountability in Durban.

According to DDP, this was on of their many interventions towards proving platforms for meaningful conversations to the citizens of KwaZulu-Natal.

The convener (DDP) invited experts such as Lukhona Mnguni who is a political Analyst, Jan Hofmeyer from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR- Afrobarometer) as well as political party representatives in the KZN region.

According to Brian Bhengu, DDP Programs Coordinator, the forum unpacked how citizens sustained their activism in the days of political populism and remained detached in advocacy efforts.

“Government and its social partners need to re-institute ethical public service as a norm to speed up a culture of transparency in its dealing with citizens and other key stakeholders”, said Bhengu.