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Website for South African Social Movements Reseach

Centre for Civil Society | 07.04.2010 12:10 | Free Spaces | Globalisation | Other Press | World

The Centre for Civil Society Website an excellent resource
for activists unionists & academics!

The Centre for Civil Society Website an excellent resource
for activists unionists & academics!

The Center for Civil Society is affiliated to the School of Development Studies of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal


Newswire: Breaking News of interest to Civil Society
SA SOCIAL PROTEST OBSERVATORY List of South African protests

Analysis & Opinion from South Africa & around the World

Information on Seminars organised by CCS

Information on the Harold Wolpe lecture Series

Online Library:,28
Over 3000 electronic publications & keyword search

More about the CCS
Our objective as the Centre for Civil Society is to advance
socio-economic and environmental justice by developing critical
knowledge about, for and in dialogue with civil society through
teaching, research and publishing. The Centre was established at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal in July 2001, with the mission of promoting
the study of South African civil society as a legitimate, flourishing
area of scholarly activity. A related goal was to develop partnerships
within civil society aimed at capacity-building, knowledge sharing, and
generating reflection and debate. With an excellent start in these
directions, we now also aim to work across the African continent and
internationally. Our three core strategies are: independent critical
scholarship (including provision of research grants); information
dissemination; and teaching/training. Our staff and associates at UKZN’s
Howard College campus are comprised of academics and research officers,
administrators, visiting scholars, and doctoral and masters students.
Our colleagues include more than 250 research grantees, Research
Associates, community liaisons and other collaborators.,5

For more info contact: John Devenish

Centre for Civil Society