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Centre for Civil Society

University of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Westville, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formally established in January 2004 as a result of a merger of the Universities of Natal and Durban-Westville. The Centre for Civil Society, established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, promotes the study of civil society in South Africa, generates and shares knowledge, and creates debate and reflection on the nature of civil society in South Africa and the African continent. Past support enabled the centre to support community scholars to solve problems faced by their communities, teach subjects related to civil society on the development studies Masters program, conduct studies on social movements and protests relating to the delivery of basic services, and conduct research on various topics related to political economy; climate and environmental justice; and civil society. This grant will support the Centre for Civil Society to continue these activities.