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The Role of African Universities in Agenda 2030

Empowering women and decolonising the academy


Action for Conflict Transformation

The ACTION Support Centre (ASC) works in Africa, with men and women, with communities and their organisations, and with the people and institutions they are linked to and separated from, including colleagues, comrades and companeros from across the globe. It is only by linking individuals together, and finding the organisations that can support and strengthen us that we can realise the collective potential and the power we know we have.

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Nelson Mandela and the Power of a Big Idea

Suddenly it dawned on me that today is Mandela Day, and that all these people had woken up early to pay their homage to the great icon and perhaps fulfill their 67 minutes of community service.

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Silence Over Apartheid Corruption

Time, it appears, may both heal wounds and erase memory. An example is the argument made by Tony Leon, the former leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance, that despite the brutality of its system, the apartheid political elite practised greater internal accountability than we see today.

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Managing land sustainably

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar was a hive of activity on July 8th-9th for the launch of a ground-breaking project – Improving Sustainable Land Management (SLM) and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Policy and Practice Interaction in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through Civil Society Capacity Building.

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Democracy in South Africa is a messy business

Another strike, another big stink? The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) is threatening to go on strike next week. This after president Jacob Zuma forgot to consult the 220,000 member union before signing the Municipal Systems Amdendment Bill into law. Not that the president is obliged to consult unions before signing bills into law, in this instance Zuma made a pledge to the SAMWU that he would consult them before signing the bill.


The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle (TIC) was established by a concerned group Muslims in 1996 as an underground social and support group. It started out at the house of Imam Muhsin Hendricks in the form halqaat (study circles). These study circles still run on a Thursday night and have proven to be very successful in helping Muslims who are queer to reconcile Islam with their sexuality. In 2004 TIC was officially registered as a Not for Profit Human Rights Organization. Our Core Values

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Gender DynamiX

Gender DynamiX is a Human Rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing on transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities.

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