Ensuring Grassroots Participation

This paper will attempt to articulate experiences that have been shared with the writer as a representative of the NGO Sector and observations made in the field and in the lives of ‘ordinary’ people post 1994.

An organised, vibrant civil society is essential for participatory democracy and development. I will attempt in this paper to offer a challenging and changing picture of NGO’s and CBO’s in South Africa as we know it now.

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