Civil Society

Where is civil society when you need it?

Polarisation is defining society; we need honest conversations and bridges built amid differences

If women behaved like men when it comes to sex, our society would fall apart

We seem not to consider this behaviour particularly remarkable. Indeed, we take it for granted

Southern Africa Trust rebrands as it seeks to deepen its impact

The Trust is helping corporates to put their money in the right places to ensure that SADC communities are truly empowered

Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders

Politicians must desist from blaming the actions of the former oppressor for their own decisions

Mandela Day: The next step is social justice

It isn’t enough for privileged people to take action for just an hour and seven minutes on July 18

Citizen participation is essential to change government

In the absence of bold reforms, voters and the general public are left with one option — to embrace participatory governance

Civil society in 2019 — the year of redemption and renewal

Citizens must exercise their right to vote to ensure responsible governance

Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society

Election number crunching ignores the power of civil society institutions

‘Targeted crackdown’ on society

A new report claims the Zambian government is harassing and threatening its critics

Parties have a duty to reveal their donors

Despite a Constitutional Court ruling, politicians are withholding facts needed for an informed vote

Our heritage is a successful civil society

Citizen movements helped secure democracy and they still protect people’s rights in South Africa

Anxiety grows over party funding Bill

​Civil society groups fear President Cyril Ramaphosa is being lobbied about not signing the Political Party Funding Bill until after the 2019 election

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history