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Southern African civil society, 7 July

Date: Monday, 7 July 2014
Time: 2-3:30pm (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Bhekinkosi Moyo

Topic: The Southern African terrain includes several of the most unequal countries in the world, brutal recent histories of colonial and racist rule, sometimes debilitating ethnic divisions, a dominant regional power in Pretoria, liberation movement traditions that sometimes resort to authoritarianism, deep currents of patriarchy and homophobia, extreme ecological stress, and corrupt overlaps between politics and economics that are especially evident in the so-called 'Resource Cursed' countries. Under these adverse circumstances, how are societies getting organised to demand democracy, accountability and socio-economic, environmental and gender justice?

Presenter: A Zimbabwean by birth but continental in his activism, Bheki Moyo was a founding staffperson at the Dakar-based TrustAfrica, which he served as program director. He holds a doctorate from Wits University, edited the books (Dis) Enabling the Public Sphere: Civil Society Regulation in Africa and Africa in Global Power Play: Debates, Challenges and Potential Reforms. He serves on the boards of Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support and the African Grantmakers Network and specialises in governance, development, and philanthropy.

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