Civil society is important to the functioning of our democracy: sometimes the state has to be pushed hard to do its constitutional duty.
How is South Africa to develop political accountability? Pressure must be put on the political elites, writes Adam Habib.
Vendor financing is a possibility, but questions remain over the country’s finances.
African civil society has to start lobbying the international community for a greater share of the resources.
Several government and social leaders have recently accused civil society organisations of playing foul, writes Bonita Meyersfeld.
Non-profit organisations are facing a serious funding crisis. It is the kind of crisis that has the potential to threaten SA's young democracy.
Democratic Left Front places its hopes on ecosocialism to lead South Africa from dystopia
Even in the euphoric dawn of democracy in 1994 there were fears of the lack of a credible opposition that could challenge the ANC.
Civil society in Africa has a critical role to play in policy development, especially in promoting good governance.
Civil society bodies on Thursday urged the Southern African Development Community governments to impose a moratorium on the supply of arms to Zimbabwe.
Official data tell us that class apartheid, born in April 1994 with features that include durable racism and patriarchy, is now a malevolent juvenile delinquent.As with racial apartheid two decades ago, the chains of class apartheid have growing cracks and, with enough pressure from below, can also be broken.
One of the biggest changes in Russia since the Soviet Union's collapse is the emergence of an active civil society.