CIVIL SOCIETY

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
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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