Within the South African context there seems to be a lot of confusion about who civil society is and what it means. The term is often used loosely, which just deepens the confusion.
In my opinion though, all of us are civil society. There is a view that business people and politicians are not civil society, but they are. None of us are defined by our work and so within our personal capacity, we all make up the society of South Africa.
Impilo is a new, innovative support service available on all mobile phones in South Africa. It provides no frills, no cost, reliable advice and you don’t need a smartphone or a degree in rocket science to use it.
The notion that South Africa (SA) fails in its mandate to protect its children leaves one questioning the role played by organisations offering services of child care and protection and their position on reducing numbers of children being murdered in this country.
Invitation to Comment on the Draft Practice Note on the Application of King III in the Non-profit Sector
Reading with comprehension is a human right which does not happen for most South Africans. Is this blanket statement really true or are we ignoring the fact that significant numbers of people are reading in a different form of language than is expected of them – particularly the younger generation criticised for writing CVs and matric examination in so-called txt-tese, SMS language or chat speak?
Corruption and inefficiency in government contracting will probably always be with us. But by introducing greater transparency in the the contracting process, we can dramatically reduce this burden. This idea is at the heart of Open Contracting, a movement to advocate for publishing of government contracts.