Civil Society

Ayanda Kota, who dedicated his life to fighting for the underdog, has died

Chair of the Unemployed People’s Movement was Makhanda’s most prominent activist

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Obituary | 23 February 2024

A Quiet Lion: A Tribute to land activist Moss Sekobane

He was a tireless worker for the rights of the vulnerable

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Obituary | 29 January 2024

“Activist” ordered to remove defamatory social media posts

“Believing that one pursues a worthy cause in the public interest does not justify publishing false statements about another party”

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Law | 19 October 2023

Government needs to innovate if it hopes to address the housing crisis

NGOs could play a vital role as intermediaries

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Opinion | 30 August 2023

Former transport minister should be suspended says Parliament’s ethics committee

Joe Maswanganyi “failed to understand his role as the Minister of Transport”

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News | 15 June 2023

Child protection services raise alarm on funding shortfalls

Funding for child protection programmes in the Western Cape has not kept pace with inflation

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News | 31 May 2023

Bail conditions that restrict the right to protest are unjust

Nine activists were left in limbo for three years because of their bail conditions, says the writer

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Opinion | 22 March 2023

Social Justice Coalition battling to stay afloat

No money for staff as funders suspend payments during investigation into fraud by former manager Xolani Klaas

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Brief | 15 March 2023

Phoenix still unsettled by 2021 unrest

Collapsing basic services are crippling the town’s attempts to rebuild community

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Feature | 1 February 2023

Fraud trial of suspended SJC manager set for January

Xolani Klaas faces charges related to fraud in excess of R730,000

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Brief | 1 December 2022

Anger at civil society exclusion from Presidential summit

3,500 organisations have sent a letter to the presidency demanding an explanation

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News | 8 September 2022

Government defends its decision to end Zimbabwean permits

Home Affairs files opposing affidavit in ZEP case brought by the Helen Suzman Foundation

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Law | 22 August 2022

Mining affected communities protest outside Parliament

Activists demand mines develop and help the communities that host them

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Brief | 16 August 2022

12 years after a court ordered it, government plans to build a special needs school

Eastern Cape education department’s plan commits to building permanent school by 2027

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News | 4 July 2022