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Cover: Supporting civil society under pressure

Civil society is under pressure worldwide. This e-paper focuses on dynamics and patterns of shrinking spaces and repressions on civil society with regard to natural resource struggles and takes a closer look into consultation processes and the role of the economy.

Democracy & Social Justice

A Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy
Read this step by step guide to understanding and analyzing a local government budget with a focus on a specific service delivery issue. The guide was a collaborative effort with the International Budget Partnership-South Africa and the Accounting for Basic Services project.
Civic Charter

Repression of civil society is on the rise all over the world. The charter aims to support civil society organizations as activists throughout the world, to advocate for their rights and freedom of action, and to demand government guarantees.

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Sustainable Development

Nuclear Deal Protects, South Africa
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When conventional forms of activism don’t reach the ears of a democratically-elected government, the courts can provide a platform to hold the state accountable. A High Court ruling against the South African government’s efforts to buy in nuclear power is a case in point, writes Leonie Joubert.

The SDGs in the context of South Africa's exclusive economy

On 25 September 2015, the member states of the United Nations agreed on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be the cornerstone of the Post-2015 Development Agenda[1]. The SDGs are acknowledged as a great achievement that amalgamates the sustainability agenda with the development agenda.[2] The South African government has unreservedly endorsed the SDGs, noting that the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality that they address is also the primary focus of the country. As such, the SDGs are conceptually aligned to South Africa's National Development Plan.

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Gender & Sexual Diversity

Financial dependency on abusive partners often keeps women in abusive relationships. Shelters are a life-line for many women who don't have the means to support themselves and their children
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HBF and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa have partnered with Health E-News, a television and print news service, to raise awareness of domestic violence and the importance of shelter services. This partnership is associated to the “Enhancing State Responsiveness to Gender-Based Violence: Paying the True Costs” EU-funded project. In this article, citizen journalist Lindiwe Msibi, tells the story of a woman's first experience of physical abuse after her boyfriend lost his job. She also provides information on the services that the Nisaa Institute for Women's Development shelter offers abused women.  
Woman at a shelter for abused women and their children
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HBF and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa have partnered with Health E-News, a television and print news service producing news and analysis for national media, to raise awareness of domestic violence. This partnership is associated to the “Enhancing State Responsiveness to Gender-Based Violence: Paying the True Costs” EU-funded project. In this article, citizen journalist Lindiwe Msibi, shares the story of a woman’s experience of domestic violence and the services that are available, such as those offered by the shelters of People Opposing Women Abuse, for women in similar circumstances.
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Resource Politics

Nuclear Court Case Campaign Logo
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Led by HBS partners Earthlife Africa (ELA) and the South African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI), the anti-nuke campaign has managed to challenge the South African government on its decision to pursue a 9.6GW nuclear procurement programme.

 
The Khoi and San People: Rooibos Restitution
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This trailer offers a short preview of the much awaited HBF documentary developed by Sylvia Vollenhoven from Vision in Africa in collaboration with Natural Justice.
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International Politics

This edition of Perspectives contributes to the ongoing debate on infrastructure development in Africa by sharing snapshots of experience from around the continent, exploring questions about democratic participation, the role of human and environmental rights, and economic transformation.

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If some of the most powerful twenty countries in the world are committed to building cooperation with Africa then the best way to do this is allowing Africans to set the agenda and to be at the table as an equal partner.

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Dossier: G20 in Germany 2017