CIVIL SOCIETY

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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
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Non-profit organisations call for head of Social Development to resign

Protesters say their organisations are falling apart because of a lack of funding

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 8 November 2019
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Refugee leaders refuse help from civil society organisations

Chances of resettlement are dismal, but leaders of group staying at church in centre of Cape Town persist with demand

By Madison Yauger - 7 November 2019
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Cape Town’s battle for spatial justice

There is a disconnect between what the City says and what it does when it comes to housing, development, and urban planning.

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 October 2019
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Looking out for Cape Town’s cart horses

The Cart Horse Protection Association relies solely on donations to oversee 450 horses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 October 2019
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Khayelitsha lacks a proper sexual offences court

Survivors of rape need better support within the criminal justice system, say civil society organisations

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 July 2019
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Transport minister dreams of bullet trains … but commuters want Metrorail to work now

Civil society and commuter groups tell Fikile Mbalula their demands

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 June 2019
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Axolile Notywala opens case against police for brutality

SJC general secretary is being prosecuted for contravening the Regulation of Gatherings Act

By Thembela Ntongana - 6 February 2019
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Amy Foundation closes for the year amidst staff dissatisfaction

Management blames lack of funds for organisation’s problems

By Cally Ballack - 27 November 2018
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Criminal justice system abused to stifle protest, says report

Right2Protest coalition launches State of Protest Report

By Zoë Postman - 7 September 2018
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TAC and Corruption Watch want ANC to take action against former Gauteng health officials

Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa left health department in “shambles” say civil society organisations

By Zoë Postman - 7 August 2018
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#UniteBehind accuses Epping company of buying copper stolen from railways

SA Metal says its staff are trained to identify stolen material and to alert management immediately

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 July 2018
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Equal Education general secretary stepped down over allegations of sexual harassment

Civil society organisation appoints independent panel to investigate accusations against Tshepo Motsepe

By Annie Cebulski - 16 May 2018
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Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine

“I stand here as a Jewish South African to say to Israel: ‘Enough! Enough shooting unarmed protesters!’”

By Aidan Jones, Annie Cebulski and Joseph Chirume - 15 May 2018