South Africa: Tabling a Human Rights Budget On Civil Society's Radar This Week


This week, the world celebrates United Nations Day, while in South Africa the Budget Justice Coalition presents a people's budget based on human rights. Other organisations tackle corruption, the economy, and what the world can learn from previous pandemics.

On Monday, 19 October at 2pm ActionAid, together with several other organisations is hosting an international discussion on Privatisation & Public Services: a conversation with current and former UN Special Rapporteurs.

The United Nations Special Rapporteurs will reflect on the impacts of privatisation, on renewed momentum and strategies for the public provision of services related to economic, social, and cultural rights. This will be a cross-sectoral discussion addressing the situation in sectors including health, education, water sanitation, and housing. Register here.

At 4pm, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) invites you to their next Public Positions session. This week Hilary Lynd discusses her paper Living together: the ANC, the Soviet Union, and the National Question of how human difference should be organised in a post-imperial society. The disintegration of the Soviet empire in 1990 is arguably the last act of the imperial as the expansion of the international society of states is all but complete. Sign up here...

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