Shrinking Civic Space – The albatross around the neck of open governance reform

by Mukelani Dimba In mid-July 2018, more than 2 000 people representing governments, civil society formations, parliaments, multilateral institutions, and business met in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, for the fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit. The summit was billed as an occasion to showcase the latest innovations in making governments more open, accountable... Continue Reading →

amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism – Digging dung, fertilising democracy

amaBhungane (isiZulu for “the dung beetles”) is an independent, non-profit newsroom based in South Africa. Launched in 2010, it develops investigative journalism to promote a free, capable media, and open, accountable and just democracy. amaBhungane develops investigative journalism in the public interest, inter alia by engaging in its best practice, by transferring investigative skills to... Continue Reading →

How civil society has strengthened democracy in South Africa

by William Gumede, Executive Chairperson, Democracy Works Foundation South Africa’s civil society organisations have increasingly become the last line of defense fighting on behalf of ordinary citizens against out-of-control corruption, public service delivery failure and abuse of power by elected and public representatives. The collapse of apartheid was a success story of global and local... Continue Reading →

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