Civil Society

 
Saftu: Working Class Summit to counter partisan trade unionism
Saftu: Working Class Summit to counter partisan trade unionism
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says it is confident of its capacity to unite the working class ahead of its summit, which is...
Interdict adds extra fuel to Wentworth residents’ ire
Interdict adds extra fuel to Wentworth residents’ ire
Wentworth residents who have been banned from protesting outside Engen’s Durban refinery by the high court have vowed to continue with their...
We are looking inward: Equal Education
We are looking inward: Equal Education
Written by Leanne-Jansen Thomas and Ntuthuzo Ndzomo
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
In the last decade, close to 200 killings and more than 500 attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 27 sub-Saharan African countries....
Civil organisations can help, but they also need help
Civil organisations can help, but they also need help
POVERTYDespite democracy, the Eastern Cape province remains trapped in structural poverty but a recent study brings the good news that civil...
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
The South African government completed its term as lead-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in December 2016. The partnership is an...
‘Horrendous’ state of schools for the blind in the spotlight
‘Horrendous’ state of schools for the blind in the spotlight
The "paltry state of education" for blind and partially sighted children in South Africa is depriving them of quality education, despite policies...
Malawians demand more from their government
Malawians demand more from their government
Civil society organisations in Malawi have given the government a 100-day ultimatum to end the financial and governance challenges the country is...
Editorial: Civil groups can socialise state into action
Editorial: Civil groups can socialise state into action
A few years ago, South African Communist Party leader Jeremy Cronin published a piece in the party's organ in which he expressed hostility towards...
Civil society is our best way to check misrule
Civil society is our best way to check misrule
Political accountability is not simply a product of good leaders and appropriate institutional designs. These are important elements, but they...
SA still in the dark over nuke money
SA still in the dark over nuke money
The government appears intent on hitching its star to a big nuclear wagon, despite serious misgivings within its own ranks over whether the need...
Civil society must hold governments to account
Civil society must hold governments to account
In late March, the executive director of the Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa), Paul Graham, announced that the venerable South African...

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