CIVIL SOCIETY

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Day 7: Limpopo education department a “quagmire” of maladministration

“We drew attention to life-threatening situations in schools … it is not good enough to say there is no budget.”

By Ciaran Ryan - 21 November 2017
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March to Parliament over Rohingya killings

Protesters want the South African government to put pressure on Myanmar

By Nomfundo Xolo - 13 September 2017
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Why I am marching today with #UniteBehind against Zuma

A veteran activist explains why she’s protesting with civil society rather than with political parties

By Liz McGregor - 7 August 2017
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Civil society mobilises to end Zuma presidency

March in Cape Town to be held on 7 August

By Zoe Postman - 30 July 2017
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Sea Point Jewish residents and domestic workers meet over Tafelberg

Claims of anti-semitism in affordable housing campaign are “totally baseless and silly”, says activist

By Moira Levy - 25 July 2017
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Activists present stats on unequal policing

Areas with highest murder rates have fewer police resources, says SJC

By Thembela Ntongana - 20 July 2017
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Heated civil society meeting debates secret ballot

Opposing positions presented by Makhosi Khoza, Bantu Holomisa and Steven Friedman

By Barbara Maregele and Natalie Pertsovsky - 12 July 2017
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New mining law headed for the bin or court

A flawed public participation process in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill has created a serious dilemma for legislators

By Moira Levy - 6 July 2017
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Community organisations locked out of Hanover Park civic centres

City says it is part of a process “to regularise the use of community facilities” in the area

By Lilly Wimberly - 5 July 2017
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Police defend controversial protest law in court

Notice to protest not in conflict with constitutional rights, argues Minister of Police

By Thembela Ntongana - 16 June 2017
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Social Justice Coalition to challenge the criminalisation of protest action

On Thursday the Western Cape High Court will hear argument

By Thembela Ntongana - 13 June 2017
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Activists protest against Aids Council

Hard questions in recent months about SANAC’s finances and commitment to holding government accountable remain unanswered

By Ashleigh Furlong - 13 June 2017
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Vrygrond woman’s struggle to keep daycare centre open

Parents can’t afford to fund the facility with fees but an NGO is helping

By Barbara Maregele - 9 June 2017

People’s vote held on Zuma

Civil society organisations are holding polls at train stations

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 June 2017
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Summons served on environmental rights lawyers by mining company

Mineral Sand Resources (MSR) is suing attorneys of the Centre for Environmental Rights

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 24 May 2017
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Hundreds outside Parliament call for Zuma to resign

Joining protests in Pretoria, following the President’s cabinet reshuffle, civil society and faith-based groups demonstrated in Cape Town

By Ashraf Hendricks - 31 March 2017