At Nedlac, the South African Government comes together with organised business, organised labour and organised community groupings on a national level to discuss and try to reach consensus on issues of social and economic policy. This is called "social dialogue". Nedlac's aim is to make economic decision-making more inclusive, to promote the goals of economic growth and social equity. The main Government department is the Department of Labour, out of which Nedlac is funded.
A number of related documents is downloadable. ... [according to site editors information; editors ilissAfrica]
The NPCC is a tripartite body (government, private sector, trade unions) with a national mandate. Its tasks are:
1. to develop a productivity culture
2. to develop platforms/opportunities to work together
3. to promote good governance
4. to strengthen social capital
5. to spearhead a culture of dialogue at national, industry and enterprise (institutional) levels
6. to inculcate a culture of collaboration ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Centre for Conflict Resolution aims to contribute towards a just and sustainable peace in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict through training, policy development, research, and capacity-building. You can find information about their projects, their publications, each with 50 pages of introduction and conclusion as a full text online, a collection of newspaper articles, and much more
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The website of the South African Municipal Workers Union informs about the history, the struggles and the policy of the union. Some documents are available in Sesotho, Setswana, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, isiZulu and SePedi. [editors ilissAfrica]
NEHAWU is the biggest Public Sector Union and the biggest in the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council, a negotiations structure for public service employees in South Africa.
The Union is affiliated to COSATU. [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]
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]
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) is a non-profit organisation providing professional and dedicated socio-economic rights assistance to individuals, communities and social movements in South Africa. SERI conducts applied research, engages with government, advocates for policy and legal reform, facilitates civil society coordination and mobilisation, conducts popular education and training, and litigates in the public interest. Thematic areas are: housing and evictions, access to basic services, and political space. ... [according to site editor's information]
La CIRGL a été créé en 2000 à la suite à de résolutions du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU qui considéraient les conflits dans la région comme une menace pour la paix et la sécurité internationales. L'objectif de la CIRGL est de faire s'assoir à une même table tous les pays de la région, de se mettre d'accord sur une stratégie qui apporte paix et prospérité dans la région de Grands Lacs. Son travail se concentre sur:
* la paix et la sécurité.
* la démocratie et la bonne gouvernance.
* le développement économique et l'intégration régionale.
*les questions humanitaires, sociales et environnementales.
La CIRGL comprend onze membres permanents (l'Angola, le Burundi, la République centrafricaine, la République démocratique du Congo - Kinshasa, la République du Congo - Brazaville, le Kenia, le Ruanda, le Soudan, la Tanzanie, l'Ouganda et la Zambie), des membres co-optés (le Botswana, l'Egypte, le Malawi, la Mozambique, la Namibie et le Zimbabwe) et le "groupe des amis" (pour la plupart des pays occidentaux). ... [selon les informations des éditeurs du site; rédaction ilissAfrica ]