The JER programme on 4 October 2019 hosted a dialogue with CSOs in response to incidents of xenophobic violence which occurred in early September 2019 in the inner cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg.
The Research and Advocacy Unit at OSF-SA supported Amnesty International South Africa in conducting a research project on the state of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and international migrants at Refugee Reception Offices in South Africa.
Amazing video update by the Social Audit Network on how social audits have grown in size in Ekurhuleni, been implemented in Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape, and how they’ve been applied to infrastructure and mining.
This report results from a project undertaken by ActionAid South Africa and the Mine Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) movement to conduct and scale-up social audit work in mine-affected communities, using this tool to hold both the state and private sector to account.
President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Political Party Funding Bill into law. The signing of this Bill is a truly historic event in South Africa’s political history.
Oxpeckers has published Mark Olalde’s 19-month data investigation exposing the lack of mine closures in South Africa.
Right2Protest Project’s (R2P’s) ‘The State of Protest Report’ examines the state of protest in South Africa from the period of October 2016 to September 2017.
Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) has released their 'Victimisation Experiences of Activists in South Africa' report, which is a qualitative research project documenting the experiences of activists in South Africa.
Mining MX reported on the recent awarding of mining licenses in Kimberley to thousands of ‘zama-zamas’ (artisanal and illegal miners), after several years of deadlock. This shift in public debate regarding artisanal mining in South Africa links to a project we initiated with our grantees, ActionAid South Africa and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at Wits University.
“What does ‘going to scale’ mean in poor communities in South Africa?” – IBP-SA’s Albert van Zyl explains
Albert van Zyl, Director of the International Budget Partnership (IBP) South Africa, recently wrote an article examining how progress goes to scale through activities undertaken by the organisation in South Africa.