Don't bite the hand that feeds you: South African education NGOs in a period of change

SOURCE: Changing class: education and social change in post-apartheid South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Morrow
SOURCE EDITOR(S): L.Chisholm
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, HISTORY, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, SERVICE DELIVERY
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3102

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the history of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the field of education in South Africa, in particular this sector's transition from the struggle against apartheid to the period of majority rule. It outlines the relationship of education NGOs with government, sees as a funder, and with other donors. It discusses tensions between service delivery and critical advocacy, and notes the increasing expansion of South African education NGOs in other parts of Africa. It also briefly considers what directions might be available to NGOs in addition to that of collaboration with government.