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People’s Hearing on State Capture to take place in Oct

The Civil Society Working Group on State Capture – a coalition of over twenty civil society organisations – is organising a People’s Hearing on State Capture scheduled to take place in Johannesburg on 12 October 2019. The Civil Society Working Group recognises that the Zondo Commission on State Capture in South Africa is making an Read more >

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 >

Xolobeni mining now in local hands

In March we reported on the murder of environmental activist and community leader Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, who was shot dead in front of his young son. We were part of a group of NGOs who at the time demanded justice for the slain leader, and issued a letter two months later lamenting the lack of action Read more >

Civil society demands justice for Bazooka

Photo by John Clarke On Thursday 19 May 2016 a group of social justice organisations wrote to the minister of police and the national police commissioner requesting a public progress report by the South African Police Service (SAPS) regarding the investigation into the assassination of Amadiba Crisis Committee chairperson Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe. Mr Rhadebe was Read more >