CIVIL SOCIETY

New police bill fails to address chilling effect on freedom of assembly

Laws criminalising conduct connected with gatherings do not align with the Constitution

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20 November 2020

Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments

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23 October 2020

Shack dweller movement celebrates 15 years of struggle

Abahlali BaseMjondolo members have faced killings, physical attacks and demolitions of their houses

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5 October 2020

PRASA appointment unlawful, says court

#UniteBehind took Fikile Mbalula to court for appointing Bongisizwe Mpondo as administrator

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25 August 2020

Make Women’s Day matter by funding a shelter, urges Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Cape Town organisation hopes to open a second safe house

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9 August 2020

Marchers call for job security and a basic income grant

Picketers in PE mark 1 August as national day for working class action

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3 August 2020

New LGBTQI+ draft guidelines for schools critically flawed say education activists

Western Cape Education Department is evaluating comments on its Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines

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9 July 2020

Soweto welfare centre struggling to help orphans after robbery

R50,000 worth of food and six computers stolen from Sizanani Caregivers

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3 July 2020

Protesters against gender-based violence complain of being manhandled by police

Arrested demonstrators were crammed into vans and kept together in a cell for breaking Covid-19 regulations

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2 July 2020

Civil society steps in to monitor complaints against the police and army

Earlier lockdown restrictions prevented many people from reporting abuses, says activist

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15 June 2020

Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120 million in outstanding subsidies

“If financial constraints were an issue, the respondents should have played open cards,” says judge

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26 May 2020

Court challenge to government’s “peanut butter sandwich ban”

Lockdown regulations stop or intimidate charities’ food handouts

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25 May 2020

Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

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17 April 2020

No end to water rationing in Makhanda

Water crisis could have been avoided, says residents’ association

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2 March 2020

“The struggle against corruption is a struggle for human rights”

Civil society working group submits recommendations to Zondo Commission

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19 February 2020

Archbishop: 2020 to be the year of the orange jumpsuit

Civil society rallies against state capture

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13 February 2020