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Centre for Civil Society

University of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2010
  • Location Westville, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Centre for Civil Society, based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Development Studies, was established to promote the study and analysis of the nonprofit sector in South Africa and the wider African continent. Previous funding from the Mott Foundation supported the center to produce research, offer scholarships to those who want to study civil society, run workshops and seminars, convene conferences, and disseminate knowledge and publications on the pressing issues facing the civil society sector. This grant will support the Centre for Civil Society to continue conducting innovative research and to critically engage with civil society. It will build on its experiences in academic teaching, hosting seminars, and publishing and conducting research, and it will maintain community outreach efforts that include providing opportunities for civil society scholarships and access to information, networking, and advocacy.