Research Reports: State of Civil Society in South Africa. 2001. Core and Idasa.
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This report provides the results of a survey conducted by the Co-operative for Research and Education (Core) and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) on behalf of the South African National Non-Governmental Organisation Coalition (Sangoco).
Civil society organizations (CSOs) appear to be well spread over South Africa. Most of the CSOs that participated in the study run their programmes and projects country-wide with 40 percent in metropolitan areas, 44 percent in small urban areas, 34 percent in informal settlements in urban areas, 27 percent in informal settlements in rural areas and 52 percent in rural areas.
With regards to target audience, the results show that 75 percent of the CSOs interviewed deliver a service to ordinary citizens and 60 percent to community leaders. On the negative side, 78 percent feel that there is not enough co-operation among CSOs and that they should collaborate more extensively.
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