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. An OSF-SA grantee, R2P is a coalition of organisations that aim to advance and support the realisation of the constitutional right to protest, by providing legal assistance and support to all protesters.
The report observes that:
“In our current political climate, the right to protest is being increasingly stifled. This is often perpetuated by a public narrative that is painted by mainstream media and political officials, which portrays people use protest to hold government to account because all other methods and institutions have failed as overwhelmingly violent and criminal.”
You can read the full report here.