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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

CFCR: Discussion on the Nature of the Equality Clause

July 12, 2017 (2 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The Future of Employment Equity

Join the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) for a panel discussion on the interpretation of section 9(2) of the Constitution, as laid down in the matter of the Minister of Finance and others v Van Heerden (Van Heerden) and the future of Employment Equity ...

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TEKANO: Call for applications!

May 23, 2017 (2 months ago) — Comments

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Parliament Watch

April 24, 2017 (3 months ago) — Comments

Parliament Watch is calling a meeting of civil society, activists and interested stakeholders to engage on a range of strategies to pressure the speaker and members of parliament to act as representative of, and in the interest of the country at large.

The event will be taking place on Wednesday ...

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Assist Students Depending on NSFAS

April 11, 2017 (3 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

The University of the Western Cape Financial aid office is deliberately declining NSFAS funding for senior students who have passed 50% or more of their 2016 modules. According to NSFAS website and press releases, all students who were funded in 2016 and have passed 50% or more of their 2016 ...

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Share in South Africa’s biggest digital collection of free Government Gazettes

March 10, 2017 (4 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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Code for South Africa and partners are building OpenGazettes.org.za - the biggest collection of free digital gazettes in South Africa - and they want to share it with everyone. They have over 14 000 digitised gazettes and adding more every day.

They are looking for partner organisations to share thecollection ...

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IJR: A People’s Conversation – Combating Xenophobia in SA

March 2, 2017 (4 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

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Between 2008 and 2016, South Africa witnessed unprecedented levels of violence against foreign nationals which resulted in the loss of lives, the destruction of property and an overall collapse of trust within communities across the country.

In South Africa, we experience a very specific kind of xenophobia, targeted at African ...

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ISS Seminar: SA politics under pressure

Jan. 18, 2017 (6 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

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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 (8 months 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?

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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 (8 months, 2 weeks 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 (8 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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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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