The CCS was established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in July 2001, with the mission of promoting the study of South African civil society as a legitimate, flourishing area of scholarly activity. A related goal was to develop partnershipswithin civil society aimed at capacity-building, knowledge sharing, andgenerating reflection and debate.
A number of publications is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Open Society in South Africa is a grant-making organisation, and is a member of the International Soros Foundations Network. The OSF-SA is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society. It works for a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. The Foundation's strategy is to support and engage in activities that focus on the delivery of a needed service. ... [according to site editor's information]
IESE is a Mozambican non-profit organisation that conducts and promotes interdisciplinary scientific research on issues of social and economic development in Mozambique and Southern Africa. [according to site editor's information]