CIVIL SOCIETY

PRASA appointment unlawful, says court

#UniteBehind took Fikile Mbalula to court for appointing Bongisizwe Mpondo as administrator

By Tania Broughton - 25 August 2020

Make Women’s Day matter by funding a shelter, urges Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Cape Town organisation hopes to open a second safe house

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 August 2020

Marchers call for job security and a basic income grant

Picketers in PE mark 1 August as national day for working class action

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 August 2020

New LGBTQI+ draft guidelines for schools critically flawed say education activists

Western Cape Education Department is evaluating comments on its Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 July 2020

Soweto welfare centre struggling to help orphans after robbery

R50,000 worth of food and six computers stolen from Sizanani Caregivers

By Mosa Damane - 3 July 2020

Protesters against gender-based violence complain of being manhandled by police

Arrested demonstrators were crammed into vans and kept together in a cell for breaking Covid-19 regulations

By Nokulunga Majola - 2 July 2020

Civil society steps in to monitor complaints against the police and army

Earlier lockdown restrictions prevented many people from reporting abuses, says activist

By Liezl Human - 15 June 2020

Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120 million in outstanding subsidies

“If financial constraints were an issue, the respondents should have played open cards,” says judge

By Tania Broughton - 26 May 2020

Court challenge to government’s “peanut butter sandwich ban”

Lockdown regulations stop or intimidate charities’ food handouts

By Tania Broughton - 25 May 2020
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Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Brenton Geach. - 17 April 2020
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No end to water rationing in Makhanda

Water crisis could have been avoided, says residents’ association

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 March 2020
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“The struggle against corruption is a struggle for human rights”

Civil society working group submits recommendations to Zondo Commission

By Liezl Human - 19 February 2020
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Archbishop: 2020 to be the year of the orange jumpsuit

Civil society rallies against state capture

By Tariro Washinyira - 13 February 2020
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“Right to protest a cornerstone of democracy”

SJC organised a march to Parliament, marking one year since Concourt affirmed its right to protest

By Velani Ludidi - 19 November 2019
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Borehole brings relief to KZN school

Jamiatul Ulama KZN and Gift of the Givers gives Mcoseleli Secondary and the Maqongqo community a new borehole

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 November 2019
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New publication brings stories of rural South Africa to public attention

Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) celebrates 35 years with a book and seven awards

By Tariro Washinyira - 13 November 2019