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15.12.2021 | Socio Economic | News

Ghost riders: the invisible lives of Johannesburg food couriers – photo essay

These men are among an army of thousands of riders who spend up to 16 hours a day, usually seven days a week, frantically ferrying food around the…


13.12.2021 | Socio Economic | News

Just Energy Transition (JET)

Project 90 takes an organic, participatory approach working through their Energy SMART Citizens in Action project with twelve residents in the Cape…


13.12.2021 | Socio Economic | News

Coal-affected Communities’ Voices

A growing range of initiatives by government, Eskom, the private sector and civil society are beginning to converge, with the Presidential Climate…


13.12.2021 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

Community activism against Gender Based Violence

Democracy and civic participation


13.12.2021 | Socio Economic | News

Basic income guarantee in South Africa

The context of poverty where 55,5% or over 30,4 million South Africans live in poverty; immense inequality and a growing number of people with no…


10.12.2021 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

President Cyril Ramaphosa commemoration message: “Peace Policy in our time”

Global solidarity and development policy is peace policy: 50th anniversary of Willy Brandt winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

On December 8, 2021, FES…


25.10.2021 | Socio Economic | News

FES-SPII Basic Income Grant (BIG) Web seminar Series

The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, is hosted a three-webinar series on the…


19.10.2021 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

South Africa conducts its 2021 African Media Barometer

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in South Africa and fesmedia Africa recently concluded the African Media Barometer (AMB) with 10 panelists drawn…


08.10.2021 | Socio Economic | News

Will the proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone really benefit the already water-scarce Limpopo province?

The Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) plans do not fit into South Africa’s energy, Just Transition or water planning, and do not respect…


Wednesday, 13.10.2021 - Virtual | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

Resurgence of Social Democracy in Germany

What is to be expected from a possible new coalition government?


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