The Economic Justice Network in Southern Africa is a project of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA). FOCCISA consists of eleven National Christian Councils: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its objectives are:
* To increase and develop effective advocacy strategies and interventions on a selected number of priority issues affecting the region through joint conferences, seminars and workshops.
* To undertake relevant research on particular issues of concern to the EJN that can be used in advocacy activities of the National Christian Councils, EJN and partner organisation.
* To facilitate information gathering, dissemination and exchange within EJN and with partner organisations on the key priority areas (debt, trade and food security).
* To encourage economic literacy programmes by the Churches at all levels.
* To liaise with similar networks in Southern Africa and the continent and our International partners to collaborate on issues of global concern. ... [according to site editor's information]
ILRIG seeks to build the capacity of trade unions and social movements to pro-actively respond to the challenges of globalisation. Linked to this, we also aim to contribute towards the development of independent, democratic and participatory alternatives. ILRIG has generally focused on international labour, economic and political issues in the context of contributing to solidarity amongst workers across the globe. The subject matter of ILRIG's work is international socio-economic issues and politics, concentrating on globalisation and its impact in South and Southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The registered German association KOSA is a nation-wide affiliation of organizations, groups and individuals involved in development policy, working locally but also across the country on Southern Africa. Since the end of August 2001, KOSA has also been the successor to the association "Afrika-Süd Aktionsbündnis" (AAB) [Alliance for action on Southern Africa], the former Anti-Apartheid movement in Germany.
Over the last years, KOSA has focused on the economic relations between the region of Southern Africa and the European Union. For two years now, KOSA has been actively involved in the "International Apartheid Debt and Reparations Campaign in Southern Africa" as well as topics like "water and privatisation" and HIV/AIDS are given priority.
The present focus is on the planned "Economic Partnership Agreements" between the EU and ACP-Countries with special attention on implications on Southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
AFRODAD is an Pan African Civil Society Organisation working on Debt and Development. AFRODAD aspires for an equitable and sustainable development process, leading to a prosperous African Society. Its mission is to secure policies that will redress the African Debt Crisis based on a human rights value system.
Numerous publications and studies are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The AWB is a racist, right-wing and nationalist movement of Boers that aims to "resist the degeneration and destruction of Western values". Its leader is Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche. [editors ilissAfrica]
The IGD is an independent South African non-governmental organisation broadly concerned with key issues in international affairs, and how these affect South Africa, southern Africa, and Africa as a whole. The IGD's activities centre on four programme areas, encompassing:
* South Africa
* The southern African region
* The global order ... [according to site editor's information]
TIPS is an independent, non-profit research institute that undertakes and manages policy-relevant economic research in industrial, trade and small enterprise development policy to assist government and civil society in making informed policy choices. TIPS is active in both the South African and Southern African economic policy arenas and co-ordinate a wide network of established researchers. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
SACU, the oldest customs union in the world, has five member states: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. It maintains the free interchange of goods between member countries and provides for a common external tariff and a common excise tariff to this common customs area. [editors ilissAfrica]