03 May State security and civil society in South Africa
Posted at 14:10h in Media and News
There are disconcerting parallels between recent remarks by security minister David Mahlobo and the laws and habits of other Brics countries regarding NGOs wishing to operate in those territories.
According to #NGOfacts, as of 2015 there were 136-453 registered nongovernnmental organisations (NGOs) in South Africa. On average, 68 new NGOs are registered every day. The list of organisations registered with the Non Profit Organisation Directorate reflects a wide range of organisational types including voluntary associations based on membership, trusts, and nonprofit companies. Other grant-making entities such as charitable trusts and foundations are also deemed nonprofit organisations…