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Research outputs: CIVIL SOCIETY

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2020 Transformative dynamics of South African civil society

This policy brief explores the transformative context of civil society in South Africa to facilitate debate and consultation between the sta...

2020 Regulatory frameworks requirements for the South African civil society sector to promote their active participation in a developmental state: comprehensive report

This research report aims to assist the National Development Agency (NDA), the sector and government with proposals for developing regulator...

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2020 Creating Capacities and Building Capabilities for the Civil Society Sector in South Africa

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in South Africa play an important role in the social, political and economic development of the country. ...

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2017 Interfacing interplay of local government, traditional leaders and society

Wilmien Wicomb from the Legal Resource Centre states that the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 marks the first time that c...