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CCS Webinar Series: October - November 2020: Discussions on Decoloniality
Discussions on Decoloniality

Our Seminar Series has moved online – please join us for a series of discussions centred on decolonisation activisms, decolonising the sciences, the humanities and re-imagining processes and spaces.

Facilitated by Danford Chibvongodze and Andries Motau

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Corona Conversation with an Activist


Featuring:
Philisiwe Mazibuko – Right2Know (R2K) & Mzamo Zondi – Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

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CCS Special Webinar Series: #BlackLivesMatter.
August-September 2020


Our Seminar Series has moved online - please join us for webinar discussions on the theme of #BlackLivesMatter.

Over the last few months the hashtag powered Black Lives Matter movement has brought America to a turning point. Protesters braving lock down regulations and state retaliation have come out in their numbers to oppose police brutality and injustice against black people. Their calls have reverberated across the globe resulting in fresh debates around defining racism, dismantling institutions of oppression such as de-funding the police, transforming cultural spaces and building solidarity.
Join us as we engage with scholars and activists at the forefront of this turning point.

Facilitators: Danford Chibvongodze & Andries Motau

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CCS Special Webinar Series: Covid-19. June - July 2020


Our Seminar Series has moved online - please join us for webinar discussions on the theme of Covid-19 related to political leadership, health, education, the environment, constitutional & social rights, spatial planning and civil society. We will be engaging with scholar and student activists as well as activists from the TAC, R2K and groundWork.

Facilitators: Danford Chibvongodze & Andries Motau

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Centre for Civil Society Activist Training Day 2019
Date : Thursday, 21 November 2019
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, Denis Shepstone Building, Level 7, Room A726

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Rebel Architecture - Documentary Series 2019
The Centre for Civil Society in collaboration with Architecture School of Built Environment and Development Studies UKZN.

Will host screenings of the six-part documentary series profiling architects who are using design as a form of activism and resistance to tackle the world's urban, environmental and social crises. The series follows architects from Vietnam, Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan, Israel/Occupied West Bank and Brazil who believe architecture can do more than iconic towers and luxury flats - turning away from elite "starchitecture" to design for the majority.



Facilitators: Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN
Time: 12:00-13:00

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Call for Research Assistants (MA Level), 2 Posts.
The Centre for Civil Society (CCS), School of Built Environment and Development Studies (SOBEDS), University of KwaZulu-Natal is Seeking Two (2) Research Assistants (MA Level) to work on a project entitled:
Service Delivery and Political Participation in Cato Manor Durban


Successful candidates will be required to focus their MA dissertations within this subject area. In addition, they will be required to write up project findings under the CCS Working Paper series. Candidates will also be expected to participate in CCS activities including seminars, photographic displays and participatory video initiatives.

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Call for an Election Poll Student 2019
The Centre for Civil Society (CCS), School of Built Environment and Development Studies (SOBEDS), University of KwaZulu-Natal is seeking MA students to conduct an election poll in Cato Manor, Durban on Election Day – 8 May 2019

Successful applicants will be remunerated and required to undertake a short survey with voters exiting the voting station using a PDA. They will also be expected to attend a training session on exit polling prior to Election Day.

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Dialogue on Civil Society - 2019
Hosted by the Centre for Civil Society Community Scholars:
-Mzamo Zondi (TAC),
-Nisha Naidoo (Powerfest),
-Philisiwe Mazibuko (R2K)

Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban – 22 May 2019
For catering purposes please RSVP Melanie Reddy: reddys2@ukzn.ac.za
by Tuesday, 21 May 2019


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CCS Activist Training Day 2018

Thursday 29 November 2018, Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal
For enquiries or if you would like to attend please contact Melanie Reddy: 031 2603195 / Reddys2@ukzn.ac.za




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Young Civil Society and Contemporary Issues
This initiative aims to build platforms for young people to voice their concerns about pressing social, political and environmental matters. It also aims to provide spaces for young people to engage with and promote social justice in their contexts.

Organizer: Eliza Solis-Maart
Facilitators: Lerato Malope and Nduduzo Majozi
Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN
RSVP and Information: Melanie Reddy - reddys2@ukzn.ac.za / 031 2603195

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CCS CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Two (2) Student Research Grants
The aim of this call is to encourage research in the area of civil society in South Africa. Applicants must be registered post graduate students within SOBEDS with an interest in civil society.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018

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Vacancy: Dennis Brutus Community Scholars (3 Posts)
Minimum Requirements:
• Experience as an activist or an active member of a civil society organisation / campaign in KwaZulu-Natal
• A background in promoting social justice, socioeconomic or environmental concerns
• An interest in the workings and impact of civil society in South Africa
• English writing and communication skills
• Computer literacy

Closing Date: 19 February 2018

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Vacancy: Website Researcher (Part Time: 5 hours per week)

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must be postgraduate students (in possession of an undergraduate degree) with:
• Relevant experience
• Proven research skills
• Proven website management and data base management skills
• Proven expertise with regards social media platforms
• Excellent English writing, editing and communication skills

Closing Date: 19 February 2018
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Centre for Civil Society Activist Training Day 2017

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CCS Newsletter - Young Perspectives - Oct 2017 Vol 01

Please click here to Download Newsletter.

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Centre for Civil Society Great African Thinkers Seminar Series 2017 / 2018. Facilitator: Dr Mvu Ngcoya


The Seminar Series will run from September 2017 to April 2018.
For more information, please follow UKZN Notices / http://ccs.ukzn.ac.za
or contact Melanie Reddy: Reddys2@ukzn.ac.za (Centre for Civil Society).

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Call for Applicants: Two (2) Research Assistants (MA Level) to work on a project entitled Service Delivery and Political Participation in Cato Manor Durban
Successful candidates will be required to focus their MA dissertations within this subject area. In addition, they will be required to write up project findings under the CCS Working Paper series. Candidates will also be expected to participate in CCS activities including seminars, photographic displays and participatory video initiatives.

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2017

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CCS Director Dr Shauna Mottiar

To all Staff and Students

This notice serves to inform the University community of the appointment of Dr Shauna Mottiar as the Director of the Centre for Civil Society which is located in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies within the College of Humanities.
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QES Call for Research Proposals: Ecological Economics, Climate Justice, and Commons Governance
York University in Toronto, Canada, with funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Advanced Scholars Program (QES-AS), is pleased to offer funding opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers working internationally on topics related to ecological economics, commons governance, and climate justice. This funding will support research travel, living expenses, and research internships or collaborations with civil society organizations in the context of research partnerships, as well as the public dissemination and sharing of research results.


A Universidade York em Toronto, Canadá, com financiamento do Programa de Bolsas de Estudo Canadense Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Advanced Scholars Program (QES-AS) [adicionar o link do site], tem o prazer de oferecer oportunidades de financiamento para pesquisadores de doutorado e pós-doutorado que trabalham internacionalmente com temas relacionados à economia ecológica, governança de bens comuns e justiça climática. Este financiamento apoiará: Despesas de viagem, subsídio de vida, estágios de pesquisa ou colaborações com organizações da sociedade civil (no contexto de parcerias de pesquisa), assim como divulgação pública e comunicação de resultados de pesquisa.

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Call for Applicants: Call for Applicants Two (2) Small Masters Level Research Grants

The aim of this call is to encourage Masters level research in the area of civil society campaigns in South Africa. Applicants must be registered within SOBEDS with proposed dissertation topics focused on current civil society campaigns.

Closing date for applications: 26 June 2017


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Web Researcher (1 Post)
The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) aims 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 successful applicant will report to the Director and should be familiar with research processes and designing / maintaining websites and data bases. He / she will undertake to provide support to the CCS Website in respect of: social media platforms, editing online reports, creation of newsletters, updating data concerning the ‘Social Protest Observatory’ and ‘Xenophobia Watch’ and be able to create and establish data bases relating to Civil Society.

Closing date for applications: 19 June 2017

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Zimbabwe's Despondent Political Economy - a Durban workshop to honour Sam Moyo


On the 13-14 of June in Durban, the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies (SoBEDS) and Centre for Civil Society (CCS), invite the public to join more than a dozen friends, colleagues and students of Sam Moyo to remember and build upon his contributions to political economy and political ecology.

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Dennis Brutus Community Scholarships (3 POSTS)
The Centre for Civil Society aims to advance socio-economic and environmental justice by developing critical knowledge about, for and in dialogue with civil society through teaching, research and publishing. Starting in August/September 2016, lasting 6 months, the Dennis Brutus Community Scholarship Initiative invites participation from active members of civil society organisations in KwaZulu-Natal, allowing for exchanges between CCS researchers and Civil Society

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Debating extraction and climate change

Tensions between climate justice activists and NGOs

Farai Maguwu and Christelle Terreblanche (CCS PhD students) and outgoing CCS Director Patrick Bond consider civil society narratives, strategies, tactics and alliances.
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Joint civil Society statement on assassination of chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee


Interview with Patrick Bond
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Fighting Petmin coal in Somkhele, KZN, activists under attack

In the early hours of March 15, the day after a mass march against local elites, Bongani Pearce's vehicle was torched - possibly by allies of the coal company whose profits are being threatened by the Somkhele community, allied conservationists and climate activists
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A TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LEGASSICK (1940-2016)

ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S GREATEST POLITICAL ECONOMISTS

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SA budget a tragedy for poor and #FeesMustFall
So much in what Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced to Parliament in his budget speech on Wednesday was pleasing, such as the myriad developmental accomplishments, and yet so much more is truly ¬horrifying. Apparently, achieving a balanced assessment is beyond most commentators trying to steady our feet on the SA Titanic.
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World Bank again blindly endorses SA fiscal conservatism, ignoring civil society's more genuine anti-poverty activism
Reducing poverty and inequality has been the cornerstone of development policy in South Africa since the advent of democracy.
Such goals gave impetus to the Reconstruction and Development Program (RDP), guiding government’s policy framework in 1994; they are the inspiration behind the National Development Plan of 2012. The government’s commitment to eliminate poverty is also reflected in fiscal policy: the equitable share formula, which is used to determine transfers to the different spheres of government, contains a poverty component as a redistributive measure.
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PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT=WEATHER TERROR


Paris witnessed both explicit terrorism by religious extremists on November 13 and a month later, implicit terrorism by carbon addicts negotiating a world treaty that guarantees catastrophic climate change. The first incident left more than 130 people dead in just one evening’s mayhem; the second lasted a fortnight but over the next century can be expected to kill hundreds of millions, especially in Africa.
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CHIMUSORO SAM MOYO 1954-2015


The University of KwaZulu-Natal offers profound condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of Sam Moyo, a UKZN Centre for Civil Society Honorary Professor who died in New Delhi, India early on Sunday, November 22. Moyo, 61, was at the peak of his career, having recently presided over the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (2008-11). He had built up the Harare-based African Institute for Agrarian Studies as a leading site for research and teaching.
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#FeesMustFall at UKZN and nationally

The Centre for Civil Society is awed by the #FeesMustFall student protesters' moral power, and their courage to face South Africa's ongoing police brutality. A zero fee increase would cost R2 billion. Pay the future the money!
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THE BRICS BANK EMERGES IN RUSSIA

CCS book documents pro-West bias
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Inequality worsens in SA despite neoliberal spin
Debating the World Bank, IMF and SA Reserve Bank


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CCS co-hosts World Association for Political Economy

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When a community rejects mining, sparks fly

Nonhle Mbuthuma, a Brutus Community Scholar at CCS, has led a campaign to halt titanium mining - the world's tenth richest deposit - by an Australian mining house and its South African state and BEE allies. See the new film, read a new book and sign an Avaaz petition
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WORLD CUP 2010 BRIBERY REVELATIONS


FIFA's blatant corruption is finally a matter of world concern. But it is important to go beyond the petty $10 million bribe that bought the 2010 hosting. What of the other red cards for FIFA's destructive reign over South Africa?
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A 2015 climate justice strategy from CT to Tunis to Paris
Missing chances and repeating COP17 mistakes?


The World Social Forum climate strategy session on March 23-24 was inspiring but raised the same thorny question the Cape Town Alternative Mining Indaba posed six weeks earlier: does civil society have its act together?
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Occupy Umlazi: Hesitant Steps Towards Political Ideology

by China Ngubane, published in Politikon

In Umlazi we leared a variety of lessons from weeks of protest marred by state violence, followed by a Ward Committee election won by the Occupy movement. The ebb and flow of ideology is one such lesson: it is a necessary part of moving from local to global, to address both deep problems and the politicians who sustain them.
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South African oil spill pollutes rich whites’ playground

But suburban Durban’s disaster reveals wider planetary abuse and eco-racism
By Patrick Bond

Over the holiday season, the front pages of the newspapers in Durban – South Africa’s third-largest city – screamed out again and again about a diesel spill. In the suburb of Hillcrest on December 23, a Durban-Johannesburg pipeline operated by the giant parastatal firm Transnet gushed 220 000 liters into wealthy white residents’ gardens.
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Power cuts: muddle-through, meltdown or miracle?

As the South African state energy utility Eskom careens out of control, the coming fork in the road provides three distinct directions.
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Durban politics stressed to break-point, 5 December
PRESS CONFERENCE, 12PM
At 12 noon (sharp), a press conference will be held at CCS offices on the 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, in which media are invited to view the trashing of Patrick Bond's office. The incident was covered in the Mail & Guardian and EyeWitness News, but announcements will be made on aspects of the investigation not yet publicly revealed. (A press conference at Numsa head office in Johannesburg regarding the 'NumsaExposed' conspiracy document will occur at 10am on Wednesday - contact: Castro Ngobese CastroN@numsa.org.za )

WORKSHOP: DURBAN POLITICS STRESSED TO BREAK-POINT
Speakers: Patrick Bond, Bandile Mdlalose, Shauna Mottiar, Themba Mchunu and China Ngubane
Date: Friday, 5 December 2014
Time: 12:30-16:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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CLIMATE CRISIS at COP20: Let down in Lima

CCS masters student Mithika Mwenda leads Warsaw COP19 PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance march contingent in 2013

Articles on the Green Climate Fund foiling civil society; carbon trading crashing; but the Climate Justice movement rising
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Patrick Bond launches 3rd edition of Elite Transition in London

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Media independence under attack from vested interests

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TEACH-INS ON THE WORLD BANK 10 OCTOBER


For Immediate Release: Monday October 6, 2014
join DURBAN, JOHANNESBURG and CAPE TOWN TEACH-INS about THE WORLD BANK in SOUTH AFRICA
Friday, 10 October, noon-2pm

Durban: UKZN Centre for Civil Society (6th floor, MTB, Howard College)
Johannesburg: Earthlife Africa (87 De Korte Street, 5th Floor, Braamfontein)
Cape Town: AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory)
Civil society, on the streets and at teach-ins,
demands an end to World Bank biases

South Africa’s teach-in on 10 October will be skype-cast, as ‘creative resistance’ begins at the
World Bank Annual Meeting in Washington, and globally

**#WorldvsBank | www.ourlandourbusiness.org**

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Durban Water angers activists, impresses Stockholm judges

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REPORTS FROM THE 400 000-STRONG NYC CLIMATE MARCH

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PATRICK BOND ON MARIKANA
Patrick Bond's analysis of Marikana corporate mismanagement featured in international case study book

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CCS-Brazilian collaboration at BRICS Summit, Fortaleza

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Port petrochemical expansion threatens South Durban
A $25 billion-mega-project-mistake!

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isiZulu Articles & Translations
The 'World Versus Bank' Seen from South Africa
Patrick Bond
Ukumelana komhlaba neBhange’ njengokubona kweNingizimu
Translation Faith ka-Manzi
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CCS aids environmental-justice mapping project

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South African campaigner wins environmental prize

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Latest infrastructure debate: overpopulating SA's White Elephant herd?


The proposed Infrastructure Development Bill aims to fast-track the biggest money-wasting, eco-destructive projects in SA history, and to get this through parliament a strange alliance has emerged between the Minerals-Energy Complex and nationalists of different stripes. South Durban is one of the main sites of infrastructure inveigling, to the tune of R250 billion (before cost escalations).
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Tribute to the late President Nelson Mandela
On his political victory - and on the principled legacy he left for the rest of the justice agenda

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Patrick Bond interviewed by Jaisal Noor on the Real News Network 9 December 2013
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In Prague, Patrick Bond debates political-economic-ecology


Coal-saturated Warsaw hosts ‘Conference of Polluters’, while South Africa increases greenhouse gas output

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Can BRICS rebuild collapsing global financial architecture?

In its most recent world public opinion survey, the Pew Research Centre found that only a third of South Africans identified ‘international financial instability’ as a major threat (third highest, after climate change and Chinese economic competition). But we should, because it is myopic to expect BRICS to deliver financial stability, much less developmental or environmental justice.
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Private sector corruption unveiled in Durban


Based on research drawing on both Durban business and resource extraction, CCS Visiting Scholar Sarah Bracking explores how corruption is framed by respondents and performed by market actors. New types of corruption have emerged due to the increasing complexity of the public-private boundary and the effects of more liberalized markets.

Transparency initiatives are largely ineffective. What is acceptable behaviour in the private sector; what is a usable foundational morality?
To reduce corruption, Bracking argues, requires that politicians and public sector workers register their private businesses and refrain from related trading; that the state distributes economic opportunity more widely; that political party financing is reformed; and that corporate law is changed to prevent new forms of corruption.
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Murder in Cato Manor


Cato Manor is once again a murderous site of repression and forced removals, with Abahlali baseMjondolo member Nkululeko Gwala’s murder just the most recent incident.

The tape recording showing incitement of a crowd against Gwala

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What did Obama bring South Africa? Advice on gaming Africa!

US President Barack Barack Obama’s weekend trip to South Africa may have the desired effect of slowing the geopolitical realignment of Pretoria to the Brazil-India-Russia-China-South Africa (BRICS) axis. That shift to BRICS has not, however, meant deviation from the hosts’ political philosophy, argues Patrick Bond
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Ordinary Brazilians foot bill for Sepp Blatter to foot Fifa ball
Over the last fortnight, Brazil’s two million street protesters in 80 cities supporting the Free Fare Movement have declared how fed up they are with making multiple sacrifices to Brazilian neoliberalism as revitalized by one Sepp Blatter, the Swiss emperor of Fifa. We should take the opportunity to prod our own three-year-old memories here. After the giddy month of June-July 2010, our own World Cup hangover still requires maxi-strength aspirins for the crushing pain so many South Africans suffer, underfoot Blatter’s white elephant stadiums and elites-only infrastructure.
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Khadija Sharife contributes to debate on post-oil politics

Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil
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Climate funds - who will pay eco-debt?
Khadija Sharife: "Africa pays the price for parasitical and free-riding behaviour of carbon emitters, more so when the financial sector hijacks the path towards which developing nations will access climate funding, by using public funds for private investor interests."
xxSharife and Patrick Bond: "Should society instead move towards retributive payments for ‘ecological debt’ based on both ‘loss and damage’ accounting (introduced at the UNFCCC COP18 in Doha) and environmental justice, in order that the valuing of nature is limited to fines for damages and then prohibitions on further pollution."
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SOUTH DURBAN SURVIVAL (continued)
CCS Visiting Scholar Sarah Bracking: If an oil carrying ship hits the rocks off the Durban coast where I live it will cause a spill that will create many jobs, to pick up all the dead birds from the beaches up and down the coast. Economists who love capitalism do not see a problem with the consumer as shopping machine, because for them consumption contributes to job creation and economic growth, which they also see as completely problem free positive things. I don't.
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A call to rebuild BRICS, bottom-up, at Durban summit
Join a civil society summit during the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa heads-of-state summit in Durban, March 22-27 with groundWork, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance and CCS




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Saturday at Merebank's Settlers Primary
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A reader for the Durban BRICS Summit

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Who should pay for climate damage?

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BRICS 'anti-imperialism' or 'subimperialism'?
Debate with Ebrahim Ebrahim draws out pro-BRICS journalist on whether critique is just 'old-style communist student politics.'

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McCord Hospital closure could kill


Our city has more HIV+ residents than any in the world, so last week’s news that a great hospital will close due to budget cuts is like a terrorist’s bomb exploding in the middle of town.
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Civil society tells energy regulator to reject Eskom prices

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The World Toilet Summit comes to Durban, December 2012

Durban’s Water Woes: Climate Chaos, Blue Flags Down, Neoliberal Loos, Fish Kills and Sewage Spills

The commodification of crap and South Africa’s toilet apartheid
DURBAN - This week’s World Toilet Summit offers an opportunity to contemplate how we curate our crap. Increasingly the calculus seems to be cash, generating contradictions ranging from local to global scales, across race, gender, generation and geography. Nowhere are they more evident than in the host city, my hometown of Durban. We’ve suffered an 18-year era of neoliberal-nationalist malgovernance including toilet apartheid , in the wake of more than 150 years of colonialism and straight racial-apartheid.
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Critical essays on South African Sub-Imperialism

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Hard lessons from Hurricane Sandy
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Who’s to blame for “blood diamond” regulation failure?
Anglo De Beers put in the frame
The Kimberley Certification Process (KP) was ostensibly designed to keep “blood diamonds” off global markets. Not only has it failed to do so, but it is actively promoting the human rights atrocities it pledged to wipe out.
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Powerlessness, thanks to BHP Billiton
World's largest mining house gets cut-rate power price and huge profits, subsidised by the poor. The Marikana massacre has unveiled a mining-policing conspiracy against striking miners that links Lonmin shareholder Cyril Ramaphosa to Police Minister Nathi Mthetwa via incriminating emails. But this incident pales in comparison to the decades of damage done by malevolent power relations between BHP Billiton and Pretoria officials, relations that now seem to be shifting because of Eskom’s desperation.
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South African political economy after Marikana
Ezomnotho zezombusazwe eNingizimu Afrika

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Washington in Africa, 2012
Who’ll get ‘whacked’ next, to hasten oil extraction and repel Chinese and Islamic threats?

By Patrick Bond
Address to the Muslim Youth Movement 40th Anniversary Conference
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 30 September 2012

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MDGs are still 'Maximum Distraction Gimmicks'
if South Africa can't count its broken taps
The 2012 Millennium Development Goals report warns that the 2015 deadline is fast approaching and in order to achieve outstanding goals, governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector need to intensify their contributions. South Africa is far away from meeting the deliverables of the Millennium Development Goals as there are no proper audit processes.
A interview with Patrick Bond
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Questions for the mall-builders
Shopping centres are a foolish, destructive investment destination

This week, Durban’s International Convention Centre hosts 1300 delegates to a Shopping Centre Congress sponsored by one of South Africa’s most environmentally-destructive financial institutions. (As the country’s second largest coal lender and a proponent of failed carbon trading, also known as the “privatisation of the air”, Nedbank advertises extra aggressively to brainwash us into thinking it’s a “green” bank.)
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Jim Yong Kim Comes To Joburg


Kim's trip to South Africa was just a PR exercise for the World Bank
The World Bank president promoted coal, private sector investments and outsourcing, none of which are in the interests of the people of South Africa
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Marikana Massacre reports

Civil Society Statement Regarding the Killings at Marikana
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Pollution-intensive planning a source of endless conflict

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China Ngubane reports from Durban's latest service delivery protest
Pictures from Mariannridge taken on Wednesday, 25 July. Most of the roads were cleared but it is evident that the protest was big and well organized.

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Home Page Archive
In climate of repression, who can surf South Africa’s micro-protest wave?
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CCS fights Green Economy gimmicks at Rio +20
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TIME WITH DENNIS BRUTUS
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Values Versus Prices at the Rio+20 Earth Summit
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What Brazilians need to know: a political economy of the 2010 World Cup™
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Green Economy Buzz moves to Rio
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CDM in Africa
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Bilderbergers beware
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Inclusive green growth or extractive greenwashed decay?
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'Closing the Doors of Learning'
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South Africa’s dangerously unsafe financial intercourse
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Who should be President of the World Bank? One of these - or no one?
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Nigeria: A Bill of Rights for road, marine and rail users needed
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Kebble, Crony Capitalism 2.0 and the Wretched of South Africa
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The leftist spy who came in from cold Pretoria
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Debating CityPress on the SA Treasury
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Diamonds are Zimbabwe’s worst friend
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State failure, market failure and civil society failure
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Global Sustainability’ Wilts In South Africa’s Political Hot Air
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Zim police stop KZN academic’s lecture
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Khadija Sharife's new book on why Africa must change tax injustice
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The IMF and Tunisia
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South Africa & Carbon Trading
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Trouble in Cato Crest
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What role for African civil society in economic disputes?
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Urban Social Movements in South Africa
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Looting Durban: Can Durban Recover From City-scale NeoliberalNationalism?
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What is Radical, in Neoliberal-Nationalist South Africa?
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COP 17 NEWS & INFORMATION
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NEW BOOK:AFRICAN AWAKENINGS
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CLIMATE JUSTICE NEWS
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Electricity prices and runaway trucks will embarrass Durban’s COP17
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Climate-dumb Durban's greenwash manual
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Why we question COP17: Climate Justice for Durban?
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Leaving oil in the soil, from Durban’s coast to Ecuador’s Amazon
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Fighting the minerals-petroleum-coal complex’s wealth and woes in Durban
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Eskom and the World Bank sowing the seeds of destruction
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The great billion dollar drug scam: Part 2
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NEW PUBLICATION: How and why poor people help each other
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NEW PUBLICATION:Women’s organisations and the struggle for water and sanitation services in Chatsworth and Inanda
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South Africa’s coming fight over capital flight
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Palestine solidarity
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Critique of leading SA economics official
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FOCUS ON MICROFINANCE
Founder's Career Ends in Disgrace: A Run on Grameen Bank's Integrity
Patrick Bond
Grameen Bank and microcredit: The `wonderful story' that never happened
Patrick Bond and Khorshed Alam
Reputation and reality
Khorshed Alam
As Yunus falls, women’s microcredit hopes sink
Khadija Sharife (Eye on Civil Society column)
MICRO CREDIT SNAKES AND LADDERS BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA’S ‘TWO ECONOMIES’
Patrick Bond
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Climate finance leadership risks global bankruptcy
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Commentary from CCS staff
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Khadija Sharife on xenophobia
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DURBAN SINGS REMIXES AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY
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isiZulu Articles & Translations
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Dennis Brutus: A Small Tribute to a Giant Man
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'Mubaraking' Muammar, Maliki, Mugabe, Michael...
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Anti-Xenophobia Project
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World Cup Watch
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CCS Reality Tours
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CCS Wired DVD & Community Video Project
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Centre for Civil Society report on 2009 activities
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FATIMA MEER OBITUARY
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Recent SA political-economic analysis
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New Funder for the CCS Website
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 Events Index 2020
 Clint Le Bruyns, Saajidha Sader & Fikile Vilakazi. CCS Webinar: “Coloniality is not over: it is all over” On reconstituting the deconstituted in and through the humanities. Wednesday 25 November 2020 
 Rosalind Hampton, CCS Webinar: Haunting colonial legacies in-and-of the Canadian University. Wednesday 18 November 2020 
 Remi Joseph-Salisbury, CCS Webinar: Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism as Decolonial Praxis in British Universities. Wednesday 11 November 2020 
 Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi CCS Webinar: The use of ‘Decolonial Methodologies’ to Foster Political Agency. Wednesday 4 November 2020 
 Tana Joseph CCS Webinar: Decolonising the Sciences. Wednesday 21 October 2020 
 Leigh-Ann Naidoo CCS Webinar: Statues Must Fall. Wednesday 16 September 2020 
 Marjaan Sirdar, CCS Webinar: George Floyd and the Minneapolis Uprising. Wednesday 9 September 2020 
 Hamid Khan CCS Webinar: Defund the Police, Abolish the Stalker State – A Global Fight. Wednesday 2 September 2020 
 Danford Chibvongodze & Andries Motau, CCS Webinar: The Organizing Principle - Understanding the Erasure of Black Women in Liberation Movements from enslaved... Wednesday 26 August 2020 
 Tiffany Caesar CCS Webinar: Black Mothers and Activism In The Black Lives Matter Movement. Wednesday 19 August 2020 
 David Austin CCS Webinar: #BlackLivesMatter - Igniting A Global Call For Change. Wednesday 12 August 2020 
 Avena Jacklin CCS Webinar: Covid-19 and Environmental Regulations in South Africa: Curtailing Public Participation. Wednesday 22 July 2020 
 Thami Nkosi CCS Webinar Curbing Covid-19: Restrictions on Civil and Political Rights. Wednesday 29 July 2020 
 Vuyiseka Dubula CSS Webinar: The Impact of Covid-19 on the South African Health System. Wednesday, 15 July 2020 
 Patrick Bond CSS Webinar: A Global Political Economy of Covid-19 Social Struggles. Wednesday, 8 July 2020 
 Thobani Zikalala CCS Webinar: Covid-19 Challenges in Higher Education – A Student’s Perspective. Wednesday 24 June 2020 
 Gillian Maree CSS Webinar: The Spatial Distribution of Risks and Vulnerabilities: The GCRO Covid-19 Gauteng Map. Wednesday, 1 July 2020 
 Dominic Brown CCS Webinar: Funding the Basic Income Grant (BIG) in SA Post Covid-19. Wednesday 17 June 2020 
 Mark Heywood CCS Webinar: The South African Civil Society Response to Covid-19: The good, the bad and the ugly. Wednesday 10 June 2020 
 Lubna Nadvi CCS Webinar: South Africa’s Covid-19 Response and Political Leadership. Wednesday 3 June, 2020 
 Brian Minga Amza CCS Seminar: The uncomfortable place of spirituality and religion in the struggle for liberation. Wednesday 18 March 2020 
 Andries Motau CCS in collaboration with docLOVE: Documentary Screening "Thank you for the rain." Wednesday, 27 February 2020 
 Danford Chibvongodze Documentary Screening: City of Joy to mark 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children. Wednesday, 20 November 2019 
 Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana Rebel Architecture Documentary Series: The pedreiro and the master planner(Part 6). Wednesday 30 October 
 Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana Rebel Architecture Documentary Series: Working on water (Part 5), Wednesday 23 October 
 Andries Motau CCS in collaboration with docLOVE: A documentary screening of “This Land”. Thursday 24 October 2019 
 Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana Documentary Series: Greening the city (Part 4). Wednesday 9 October 2019 
 Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana Documentary Series: The architecture of violence (Part 3). Wednesday 9 October 2019 
 Oliver Mtapuri, CCS Seminar – Why innovation matters: To invent or Not invent (at own peril). Thursday 26 September 2019 
 Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana Documentary Series: Rebel Architecture (Part 2). Thursday, 19 September 2019 
 Akshi Behari, Michael Rout & Ronald Bafana Documentary Series: Rebel Architecture. Thursday, 12 September 2019 
 Andries Motau, CCS & docLOVE Documentary Screening: JOZI GOLD – A Human Catastrophe, A Toxic City, An Unlikely Activist. Thursday 29 August 2019 
 Mvu Ngcoya CCS Seminar: Why Cuba’s Agricultural Revolution Puts South Africa’s Agrarian Programmes to Shame. Thursday 8 August 2019 
 Mzamo Zondi, CCS Seminar: Activist Co-Optation: Tasting State Power. Wednesday 31 July 2019 
 Philisiwe Mazibuko, Andre de Bruin and Patricia Ipileng Agnes Dove, CCS Special Seminar Series – Race and Identity Facilitated by Mvuselelo Ngcoya. Tuesday 30 July 2019 
 Danford Chibvongodze, CCS Documentary Screening – The Power of Us. Thursday 18 July 2019 
 Joyce Chitja, Discussants: Tapiwa Muzerengi and Xolisile Ngumbela. CSS Seminar: Uncomfortable Tensions in the Food (In) Security Conundrum - The Role of Communities in Southern African Contexts. Thursday 27 June 2019 
 Daniel Byamungu Dunia, CCS and ASONET Seminar: SA Legislation on the Socioeconomic Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Wednesday 12 June 2019 
 Lara Lee, Documentary Screening - BURKINABE BOUNTY. Wednesday, 5th June 2019 
 CCS Documentary Screening: Everything Must Fall. Thursday 30 May 2019 
 Isaac Khambule, CCS Seminar: A 5 Year Review of South Africa’s National Development Plan and its Developmental State Ambition. Wednesday 29 May 2019 
 Patrick Bond, Lisa Thompson & Mbuso Ngubane, CCS and African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy Seminar: The Local-Global Political Economy of Durban. Friday 17 May 2019 
 Judith Ojo-Aromokudu CCS Seminar: Understanding the spatial language of informal settlements in Durban: Informing upgrading programs for self-reliant and sustainable communities. Tuesday 7 May 2019 
 CCS and φowerfest! Free Public Screening: Shadow World. Thursday 25 April 2019 
 Lubna Nadvi, CCS and UKZN School of Social Sciences Seminar – What do party lists reveal about political parties contesting the 2019 SA Elections? Wednesday 24 April 2019 
 Lukhona Mnguni, CCS and the UKZN Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit Seminar: Elections 2019 and South Africa’s 25 years of Democracy "Where to from here?". Wednesday 18 April 2019 
 Sthembiso Khuluse and Daniel Dunia, CCS and the Right2Know Campaign Seminar: Your Right To Protest in South Africa. Friday 12 April 2019 
 Lerato Malope CCS Seminar: Service Delivery and Citizen Participation in Cato Manor. Wednesday 10 April 2019 
 Ranjita Mohanty, Ilya Matveev, Brian Meir CCS Seminar: Democratising Development: Struggles for Rights and Social Justice – An Indian Case Study. Friday 5 April 2019 
 Nduduzo Majozi, CCS Seminar: Housing Service Delivery in Cato Manor. Wednesday 27 March 2019 
 Danford Chibvongodze, CCS Documentary Screening: An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela. Friday 29 March 2019 
 Geoff Harris and Tlohang Letsie CCS Seminar - Demilitarising Lesotho: The Peace Dividend - A Basic Income Grant? Wednesday 20 March 2019 
 Thobani Zikalala CCS Seminar: Wokeness vs Consciousness. Wednesday 13 March 2019 
 Nisha Naidoo, CCS: Impact Strategy Workshop. Thursday 7 March 2019 
 Philisiwe Mazibuko & Percy Nhau, CCS Seminar: The ‘#Data Must Fall’ Campaign. Wednesday 6 March 2019 
 Mzamo Zondi CCS Seminar: Empowering Communities to Self-Mobilise: The TAC Method. Wednesday 27 February 2019 
 Nisha Naidoo, CCS: Impact Strategy Workshop. Wednesday 13 February 2019 
 Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally, CCS Seminar: History's Schools: Past Struggles and Present Realities. Tuesday 27 November 2018 
 CCS & Powerfest Public Screening "The Public Bank Solution: How can we own our oewn banks?". Thursday 8 November 2018 
 Dr Victor Ayeni, CCS and African Ombudsman Research Centre Seminar: Improving Service Delivery in Africa. Tuesday 6 November 2018 
 Alude Mahali, CCS & HSRC Present Documentary Screening & Seminar: Ready or Not!. Thursday 22 November 2018 
 CCS & Powerfest, Public Screening of "Busted: Money Myths and Truths Revealed". Thursday 25 October 2018 
 Henrik Bjorn Valeur, A Culture of Fearing ‘The Other’: Spatial Segregation in South Africa. Wednesday 7 November 2018 
 Danford Chibvongodze, Seminar Six: "Half Man, Half Amazing"- The Gift of Nasir Jones' Music to African Collective Identity. Thursday, 11 October 2018 
 Brian Minga Amza and Dime Maziba, CCS Seminar: 31 Years Later - A Consideration of the Ideas of Thomas Sankara. Wednesday, 24 October 2018 
 Ajibola Adigun CCS Seminar: African Pedagogy and Decolonization: Debunking Myths and Caricatures. Thursday 18 October 2018 
 CCS & Powerfest! Public Screening of "FALSE PROFITS: SA AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS". Wednesday, 26 September 2018 
 CCS Seminar: Co-Production of Knowledge - Lessons from Innovative Sanitation Service Delivery in Thandanani and Banana City informal Settlements, Durban. Wednesday 17 October 2018 
 Mxolisi Nyuswa, CCS Community Scholars Seminar: Complexities and Challenges for Civil Society Building and Unity: Perspectives from the KZN Civil Society Coalition. Thursday 27 September 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS Documentary Screening: Rural Development and Livelihoods in South Africa. Thursday 13 September 2018 
 Thobani Zikalala, CCS Seminar: Adopting a Black Consciousness Analysis in Understanding Land Expropriation in South Africa. Wednesday, 12 September 2018 
 Simbarashe Tembo, CCS Seminar: Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe: An Interrogation of the 2018 Election. Wednesday, 19 September 2018 
 CCS Community Scholar Workshop Activism and Technology. Wednesday, 29 August 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS Documentary Screening: Canada's Dark Secret. Thursday 30 August 2018  
  CCS UKZN & Powerfest!: Festival of Powerful Ideas, Public Screening: The D.I.Y Economy. Friday, 24 August 2018 
 Daniel Byamungu Dunia, CCS Seminar: Building capacity and skills for effective and successful integration of refugee communities in South Africa. Wednesday 8 August 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS Documentary Screening: Human Trafficking, Thursday 19 July 2018 
 CCS UKZN & Powerfest!: Festival of Powerful Ideas, Public Screening of AUTOGESTIo. Thursday 12 July 2018 
 Wenche Dageid, CCS Seminar: Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development – prospects for health and equity. Monday 9 July 2018  
 Sachil Singh, CCS Seminar: Questioning the Medical Value of Data on Race and Ethnicity: A case study of the DynaMed Point of Care tool. Thursday 5 July 2018  
 CCS Seminar: Should I stay or should I go? Exploring mobility in the context of climatically-driven environmental change, Wednesday 27 June 2018 
 Gerald Boyce, CCS Seminar: From blackest night to brightest day, Thursday 28 June 2018 
 CCS, UKZN and Powerfest Festival of Powerful Ideas: Cuba-An African Odyssey, 14 June 2018 
 Mvu Ngcoya, CCS and Critical Times, Critical Race Project Great African Thinkers Seminar Series 2017 / 2018: Land as a multi-splendorous thing: Kwasi Wiredu on how to think about land, Wednesday 30 May 2018 
 Deborah Ewing, Emma Goutte-Gattat, Aron Hagos Tesfai CCS and AIDS Foundation Seminar: Using technology to improve refugee and migrant access to sexual and reproductive health care?,Thursday 31 May 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS Documentary Screening: White Helmets, Thursday 24 May 2018 
 CCS, UKZN & Powerfest! Festival of Powerful Ideas: Celebrating Africa Month Stealing Africa, Wednesday 16 May 2018 
 Chris Desmond CCS Seminar: Liberation Studies: Development through Recognition, Wednesday 9 May 2018 
 Andrew Lawrence CCS Seminar - Obstacles to realising the 'Million Climate Jobs' Vision: Which policy strategies can work? When? How?, Friday 18 May 2018 
 CCS, UKZN, Powerfest: Festival of Powerful Ideas (FREE FILM AND POPCORN SERIES), Thursday 26 April 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS Documentary Screening: April Theme Earth Day "Seeds of Sovereignty" & "Cowspiracy"...Discover environmentalism. 19 April 2018 
 Alfred Moraka, How Not To Despoil Yourself of African Wonders: Oyeronke Oyewumi’s work as African Epistemological Enchantment. Wednesday 18 April 2018 
 Dr Joseph Rudigi Rukema, CCS Seminar: Entrepreneurship through Research - Converting Research into Community Projects. Wednesday 11 April 2018 
 Philile Langa, Centre for Civil Society and Critical Times, Critical Race Project Great African Thinkers Seminar Series 2017 / 2018. Thursday 29 March 2018 
 Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Centre for Civil Society and Powerfest: Festival of Powerful Ideas 2018 Free Film and Popcorn Series. Wednesday 28 March 2018 
 Professor Siphamandla Zondi, CCS and International Relations, School of Social Sciences Seminar: Hearing Africa Speak Again - Amilcar Cabral’s Seven Theses on the African Predicament Today. Tuesday 27 March 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS Documentary Screening: #MeToo vs. Time's Up & We Should All Be Feminists. Thursday 22 March 2018 
 Documentary Screening, CCS and KZN Palestine Forum Documentary Screening: Anti Black Racism and Israel’s White Supremacy, 14 March 2018 
 Mary de Haas, Of Corruption and Commissions but no Conclusions Seminar Series: The Moerane Commission, 15 March 2018 
 Jay Johnson, CCS Seminar: Contested Rights and Spaces in the City: the Case of Refugee Reception Offices in South Africa, 13 March 2018 
 Daniel Byamungu Dunia,CCS and Africa Solidarity Network (ASONET) Seminar: The Trials of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in South Africa , 1 March 2018  
 97% Owned, CCS and Powerfest: Festival of Powerful Ideas 2018, Documentary Screening Series 2018, 28 February 2018 
 King Sibiya, CCS and Powerfest: Festival of Powerful Ideas, 27 February 2018 
 Eliza Solis-Maart, CCS: Documentary Screening , 22 February 2018 
 Siviwe Mdoda, Right 2 Know (R2K) Campaign Seminar: Public Interest Information vs Private Information: Jacques Pauw’s ‘The President’s Keepers’ Case, 1 February 2018 
 Shaun Ruggunan CCS Seminar: Waves of Change: Globalisation and Labour Markets, 15 November 2017 
 Gerard Boyce The Dentons Commission, 1 November 2017 
 Ndumiso Dladla Prolegomenon to an Africanist Historiography in South Africa: Mogobe Ramose’s Critical Philosophy of Race, 25 October 2017 
 Eliza Solis-Maart CSS Seminar: Young Civil Society and Contemporary Issues, 11 October 2017 
 Rozena Maart Great African Thinkers Seminar Series 2017 / 2018 , 27 September 2017 
 Gerard Boyce CCS Seminar: Of Corruption and Commissions but no Conclusions Seminar Series, 20 September 2017  
 Shauna Mottiar CCS Seminar: Everyday Forms of Resistance in Durban, 1 September 2017 
 Mhlobo Gunguluzi and Thabane Miya Centre for Civil Society and Right2Know Campaign Seminar: The Right to Protest, 27 July 2017 
 Bandile Mdlalose, Daniel Dunia and Nisha Naidoo, The Peoples Economic Forum Responds to the World Economic Forum, 1 June 2017 
 Mvu Ngcoya, Rozena Maart, Shaun Ruggunan, Mershen Pillay Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Decolonising Curricula, 25 May 2017 
 Peter Sutoris, Environmental Activism and Environmental Education: (De) Politicising Struggles in India and South Africa, 18 May 2017 
 Lubna Nadvi, Lukhona Mnguni, Shauna Mottiar, The April 7th Protests, 20 April 2017 
 John Devenish, CCS Seminar: The use of interactive maps and scatter graphs to study protest in the BRICS countries, 13 April 2017  
 Shauna Mottiar, Mvuselelo Ngcoya BOOK LAUNCH: Philanthropy in South Africa - Horizontality, ubuntu and social justice, 22 March 2017 
 Peter McKenzie Photo Exhibition - Durbanity, 09 March 2017 
 Elisabet Van Wymeersch On change, conflicts and planning theory: the transformative potential of disruptive contestation, 2 March 2017 
 Daniel Byamungu Dunia, Africa Solidarity Network (ASONET) Community Building Workshop: CRIMINALISATION OF HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH, 24 February 2017 
 Jasper Finkeldey, Centre for Civil Society Seminar: (No) Limits to extraction? Popular Mobilization and the Impacts of the Extractive Industries in KZN, 9 February 2017 
 Bandile Mdlalose, New Urban Agenda’ – Report Back from Habitat III, United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Ecuador, 28 November 
 Patrick Bond, From Trump to BRICS, where is civil society headed? 18 November 
 Gerard Boyce, Arguments in favour of putting the South African government's nuclear plans to a popular referendum, 28 October  
 Duduzile Khumalo, Sibongile Buthelezi, Cathy Sutherland, Vicky Sim, Social constructions of environmental services in a rapidly densifying peri-urban area under dual governance in eThekwini Municipality, 26 October  
 Alex Hotz CCS Seminar: Challenging Secrecy and Surveillance: Building Anti-Surveillance Activism, 19 August 
 Itai Kagwere, Daniel Byamungu Dunia and Gabriel Hertis CCS Seminar: Challenges of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in South Africa, 26 August 
 Delwyn Pillay CCS Seminar: Sight on the target: Tackling destructive fishing, 12 August 
 CCS Co-Hosts: The Governance and Politics of HIV AIDS, 19 July 
 Carolijn van Noort CCS Seminar: “Strategic narratives of infrastructural development: is BRICS modernizing the tale?”, 26 July 
 Moises Arce CCS Seminar: The Political Consequences of Mobilizations against Resource Extraction, 12 July 
 Zimbabwe's Despondent Political Economy - a Durban workshop to honour Sam Moyo 13-14 June 2016 
 Patrick Bond gives political economy lecture to Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Women in Business Forum, 26 April 2016 
 CCS hosts mining critics for press conference, 7 April 
 Assassination in Xolobeni: Film screening and memorial meeting for Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, 6 April 
 Patrick Bond & Ana Garcia launch BRICS in Toronto, 31 March 
 Akin Akikboye CCS Seminar: KZN's Internally Displaced People, 31 March 
 Patrick Bond & Ana Garcia present critique of world ports, New York, 30 March 
 Dieter Lünse CCS Seminar: Strength of nonviolent action, 22 March 
 Hafsa Kanjwal CCS Seminar: India in Turmoil, 23 March 
 Patrick Bond testifies at public hearing on Transnet's South Durban plans, 21 March 
 Patrick Bond lectures on BRICS and Pan-Africanism, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 15 March 
 Yaa Ashantewaa K. Archer-Ngidi CCS Seminar: The role of Black women in liberation, 10 March 
 Patrick Bond reports on research into urban economic and ecological violence, IDRC & UKAID conference, Johannesburg, 8 March 
 Patrick Bond addresses Women in Mining (Womin) conference on movement building, Johannesburg, 7 March 
 Allen & Barbara Isaacman CCS Seminar: Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development, 4 March  
 Patrick Bond presents South Durban paper in Merebank, 2 March 
 Andrew Lawrence CCS Seminar: Why nuclear energy is bad for South Africa, bad for the world—and how it can be opposed, 29 February 2016  
 China Ngubane , Chumile Sali & Dalli Weyers CCS Seminar: Social Justice Coalition Citizen Oversight of Policing in Khayelitsha Court Case Presentation, 26 February 
 CCS hosts groundWork, SDCEA and FrackFreeSA for climate and energy workshop, 25 February 
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: Can the SA budget afford #FeesMustFall demands and other social spending? 23 February  
 Patrick Bond joins Mondli Hlatshwayo & Aziz Choudry to launch Just Work, Ike's Books, 22 February 
 Peter Cole CCS Seminar: A History of Dockers, Social Movements and Transnational Solidarity in Durban and San Francisco, 17 February 
 Patrick Bond lectures on BRICS at Univ of the Western Cape, Cape Town, 15 February 
 Delwyn Pillay, Jorim Gerrad, Madaline George & Nozipho Mkhabela CCS Seminar: A return to MUTOKO, Zimbabwe, 10 February  
 Nick Turse CCS Seminar: AFRICOM’s New Math and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa, 5 February 
 Menzi Maseko & Mandla Mbuyisa CCS Seminar: Black Consciousness, Fees Must Fall and Lessons from the Life of Ongkopotse Tiro, 1 February  
 Gabriel Hertis, China Ngubane & Daniel Dunia CCS Seminar: Central African and Zimbabwean geopolitics and their implications for Durban civil society II, 27 January  
 Patrick Bond keynote at Tata Institute Development Studies conference, 23 January 
 Patrick Bond, Thando Manzi, Bandile Mdlalose & China Ngubane present urban analysis at Tata Institute, Mumbai, 19-22 January 
 Patrick Bond, Achin Vanaik, Ajay Patnaik & Alka Acharya launch BRICS book, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 18 January 
 Gabriel Hertis, China Ngubane, Daniel Dumia & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: African geopolitics and their implications for Durban civil society I, 11 January 
 Events Index 2015 
 CCS students Boaventura Monjane, Mithika Mwenda, Tabitha Spence & Celia Alario at the COP21 climate summit, Paris, 1-12 December 
 Jorim Gerrard & Paul Steffen CCS Seminar: Influencing society's views of refugees, 9 December  
 Workshop on Climate Change and Environmental Justice with the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, 7-10 December  
 Ashwin Desai, Betty Govinden, Crispin Hemson & Andile Mngxitama CCS Seminar: The Gandhi debate, 27 November 
 Stefano Battain & Daniela Biocca CCS Seminar: Alternative development or alternative to development? 27 November 
 Patrick Bond debates Sihle Zikalala & Vasu Gounden on the state of South Africa, eThekwini Progressive Professionals Forum, 25 November 
 CCS Seminar: Remembering Sam Moyo, 25 November  
 Christelle Terreblanche debates Ubuntu at the University of Pretoria, 23 November 
 Patrick Bond & Toendepi Shonhe CCS Seminar: BRICS crumble, commodities crash and Africa's climate changes, 20 November 
 Patrick Bond seminar on BRICS banking at University of Cape Town School of Economics, 16 November 
 Delwyn Pillay CCS Seminar: KZN civil society responses to the Paris Climate Change Conference, 9 November 
 Patrick Bond with Numsa and BRICS climate critique at Historical Materialism conference, London, 5-6 November 
 Andile Mngxitama CCS Seminar: Black First! but what is Black? 4 November 
 Patrick Bond seminar on BRICS as sub-imperialism at Open University, 4 November 
 Patrick Bond debates BRICS and climate change at Sussex University, 3 November 
 Mondli Hlatshwayo CCS Seminar: Numsa, technological change and politics at ArcelorMittal's Vanderbijlpark plant, 22 October 
 Tri Continental Film Festival Screenings at CCS 21-24 October 
 Patrick Bond launches BRICS book in New York 19 October 
 Patrick Bond delivers keynote at Cyprus conference on mining and sustainable development, 16 October 
 Brian Minga Anza, Mwamba Kalombo Thithi & Sinqobangaye Magestic Pro Sibisi CCS Seminar: Creative challenges to xenophobia, 15 October 2015 
 Patrick Bond, Bandile Mdlalose & China Ngubane CCS Seminar: Inequality, the criminalisation of protest and internecine social conflict, 9 October 
 Patrick Bond delivers sustainability keynote to SA Public Health Association conference, 8 October 
 Patrick Bond debates UN Sustainable Development Goals, ClassicFM, Johannesburg, 1 October 
 Patrick Bond talks on African uprisings at Mapungubwe Institute, Pretoria, 30 September 
 Patrick Bond debates Africa in the world economy, Channel Africa, Johannesburg, 29 September