CIVIL SOCIETY

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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

Cape Town councillor promises new social housing by 2019

Activists vow to continue occupying Helen Bowden Nursing Home and Woodstock Hospital

By Annie Cebulski - 11 May 2018
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Hawks fail to stop court application

Prasa and OUTA case to compel Hawks to investigate corruption can proceed

By Aidan Jones - 4 May 2018

Equal Education in court against Motshekga over broken schools

Education department says it is dependent on other parts of government to fix schools

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and GroundUp Staff - 15 March 2018
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State to appeal landmark Gatherings Act ruling

Police believe giving notice allows them to “facilitate the right to protest”

By Barbara Maregele - 22 February 2018
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Developers accused of “capturing” Sea Point ratepayers association

“A committee representing property interests is responsible for vetting their own development applications”

By Christopher Clark - 15 February 2018
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Developers accused of hijacking Obz civic association

Legal action threatened following attempt to hold new elections

By Maxwell Roeland - 28 November 2017
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Activist groups unite to fight evictions

Scathing criticism of Durban Municipality for not responding adequately to Foreman Road fire

By Nomfundo Xolo - 24 November 2017