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Advocacy Campaigns

Activists are invited to share their campaigns with you about improving policy and law. Come here to find out what they have been doing, how you can support them, and how you can get involved. If you would like to share your campaign, please click here

ISS Seminar: SA politics under pressure

Jan. 18, 2017 (1 month ago) — Comments


It’s a crunch year in global and local politics. In South Africa, the battle for the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) top position is now being fought openly and will be decided in December. But while the party calls for unity and action, disunity appears to be the order ...

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Is SASSA ready to pay grants by 1 April?

Nov. 25, 2016 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

Who will be responsible for making social grant payments from 1 April 2017? Will SASSA be ready to pay grants by 1 April?


The Black Sash, along with many other civil society organisations, hoped that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) hearing on the Department of Social Development (DSD ...

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Discussion: Dissecting current political turmoil

Nov. 14, 2016 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The Institute for Security Studies, and the Goedgedacht Forum would like to invite you to attend the discussion on 21st November.

The seminar will be addressed by:

- Pippa Green ( journalist, editor, academic and author of ‘Choice not fate: the life and times of Trevor Manuel’ (2008));

- Adriaan Basson (journalist & ...

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INVITATION: Vusi Pikoli & Pierre de Vos on the NPA

Nov. 11, 2016 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments



The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has come under increasing criticism in recent years. Among the reasons for criticism are the declining rate and number of cases being prosecuted, and the perceived politicisation of the institution. Institutionally the NPA is in a deeply troubled state.

Is the NPA in need of ...

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CASAC campaign on SAHRC nominations

Oct. 10, 2016 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

CASAC has embarked on a campaign to promote public participation in the selection of seven new members of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).


The SAHRC is one of eight institutions provided for in Chapter Nine of the South African Constitution, and its members are appointed by Parliament. The ...

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Prayer Service to stop unauthorised, fraudulent and unlawful debit deductions permanently!

Oct. 6, 2016 (4 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

The Black Sash, its civil society partners and grant beneficiaries will be hosting a prayer service to take place St. George’s Cathedral, Capetown on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 14h00 which will be followed by a Silent Stand on the steps until 15h30.

"We will pray for justice for ...

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IJR: Ahley Kriel Memorial Lecture

Sept. 23, 2016 (4 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments


Join IJR for a special one time screening of the film Action Kommandant at the 13th Annual Ahley Kriel Memorial Lecture

Join the Institution for Justice and Reconciliation on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at the Life Sciences Auditorium, University of the Western Cape for a special 13th Annual Ashley Kriel ...

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Whistleblowing Hotline

Sept. 15, 2016 (5 months, 1 week ago) — Comments


ODAC is delighted to announce the reinstatement of its Tollfree Whistleblowing Hotline, which will focus on providing advice and assistance on utilising the Protected Disclosures Act to effectively shield whistleblowers from employment-based discrimination.

Contact the Hotline on:

Toll-free Helpline 0800-52 53 52 (0800 la le la)

Mobile Helpline 060-643-4355

Email ...

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Live Mag SA’s digital content creators training programme

Sept. 12, 2016 (5 months, 1 week ago) — Comments


Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply

Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 4-month training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town.

What the programme is about

This ...

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Digging deeper into Elections 2016: A detailed look at electoral participation and party support

Aug. 23, 2016 (6 months ago) — Comments


The Institute for Security Studies, Democracy Works and the Goedgedacht Forum would like to invite you to attend: Digging deeper into Elections 2016: A detailed look at electoral participation and party support.

The seminar will be addressed by Dr Collette Shulz-Herzenberg (Lecturer - Politics at Stellenbosch University) and Dr William Gumede ...

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