South Africa: Civil Society Watch, 27 - 31 July


This week sees organisations discussing gender-based violence, universal basic income grants, and the plausibility of virtual lectures for undergraduate students. From a virtual book launch to a workshop on growing your own food, the week ahead seems to have something for everyone.

Every week, Maverick Citizen surveys the civil society environment. We scour the web, reach out across WhatsApp groups, and read emails from those who kindly inform us of your activities. We want to show the effort, imagination, and the level of humanity that goes into working towards a just world.

As Maverick Citizen editor Mark Heywood once wrote: "We want to show how, because civil society lives on the front lines of poverty and inequality, it's forced to innovate and organise, for public good rather than private profit."

This could not be truer, especially in these hard and uncertain times where everyone is experiencing their own difficulties, yet somehow, people manage to come together and organise solidarity with those who need it the most.

Noteworthy mentions for the week ahead

NKOMAZI, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 12: People working in the fields of the Sizabantu Youth Project in Naas Village on June 12, 2014 in Nkomazi, South Africa. A...

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