Civil Society


Opportunity 1

Passionate, imaginative, critical thinkers are civil society’s greatest assets. But over the past two decades, some of that energy and creativity has dissipated. Some movers and shakers went into government in the early nineties, and many have moved on since then. Others have struggled to develop and retain an emerging leadership as funding from international […]

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Posted on 28 Mar 2017

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Kindling for the Sparks

In this guest blog, Merran Roy, the founder of Intlantsi Creative Development Project in Peddie, Eastern Cape, reflects on her role as a project founder in a disadvantaged community, and what it’s taught her about sustainability, “rescuing” and resourcefulness. The Intlantsi Creative Development Project was born in 2012.  Intlantsi – “spark” in isiXhosa – recruits […]

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Posted on 8 Sep 2016

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Critical perspectives on the sustainability of South Africa’s Civil Society Sector

To investigate the challenges faced by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) today, a coalition of CSOs (CAF Southern Africa, CIVICUS, CORE, Legal Resources Centre, National Welfare Forum and SANGONeT) conducted a research and advocacy project which they hope will ultimately contribute to a more enabling funding environment for South African civil society.  The project included consultative workshops with CSOs in all […]

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Posted on 23 Nov 2012

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