C20 Summit: a missed opportunity for global civil society

Guest blog post by Lesego Loate from PLAAS, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, originally posted at www.plaas.org.za on 21 Jul 2014 The C20 Summit held on the 21-22 June 2014 released a communiqué that outlined the policy positions of civil society in the lead up to the G20 Summit in November 2014. The communiqué touched on […]


Policy Dialogue on South Africa’s membership in BRICS

The BRICS represent both the economic and geo-political interests of its members. Collectively, the BRICS countries want to shift the economic influence away from the Brentwood Agreement economic order and the Washington Consensus institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which are dominated by the United States and the European Union.  The […]


EJN convenes an Advocacy Strategy Workshop

The advent of the first democratic elections in 1994 and the passing of a new non-discriminatory constitution ushered in a modern South Africa, open to new possibilities that could improve the lives of its people. The country was set on a path towards human, social, political and economic development with the hope that many historic […]

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