Civicus State of Civil Society survey 2017

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Civil society freedoms and rights under threat
South Africa is one of a number of countries where civil society is not fully able to enjoy its freedoms and rights. The 2017 CIVICUS State of Civil Society report shows that across the globe, civil society space is under unprecedented levels of attack. However, citizens and organisations are not standing idly by while their rights are threatened, and “the democracy of the street is alive and well”.
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CW raises awareness of corruption in Limpopo
Corruption Watch will be amplifying its anti-corruption message in Limpopo and expanding its footprint to communities where its presence has previously been limited. The organisation is embarking on an awareness-raising roadshow in three provinces, and will later visit Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.
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CW and ISS urge public to participate in police survey
On the eve of the commemoration of the Marikana massacre, Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies have launched a survey encouraging the public to voice their opinions about the skills and attributes they would like to see in the new national police commissioner and the head of the Hawks. This public opinion will be fed into the selection process for these two appointments still to be made by the president and minister of police respectively, as part of the organisations’ joint awareness campaign focusing on police leadership.

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Civil society freedoms and rights under threat

South Africa is one of a number of countries where civil society is not fully able to enjoy its freedoms and rights. The 2017 CIVICUS State of Civil Society report shows that across the globe, civil society space is under unprecedented levels of threat. “Around the world, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to challenge power, Read more >

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Mbete does the right thing, putting SA’s interests first

First published on Business Day Speaker Baleka Mbete has done exactly the right thing by allowing a secret ballot in the parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Her reasoning clearly echoes the reasoning set out by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. It weighs and takes into account both sides of the argument: the Read more >

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