Fazila Farouk of South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) in Johannesburg speaks to Piroshaw Camay, executive director of the Co-operative for Research and Education, about the scope and state of civil society in South Africa.
Farouk defines civil society as the third sector and is considered to be a vital stakeholder in a country that seeks to deepen its democracy.
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Federal Programs Related to - Democratic Values Promotion
Programs that assist foreign countries with the process of democratization by educating its officials and citizens about the advantages of democratic rule, instructing local officials on procedures to hold free and fair elections, and monitoring of the electoral process. Democratization; Foreign Election Monitoring
Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.
See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)