Strengthening the capacity of civil society to enhance social accountability

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): E.Sekyere, S.Motala, S.Ngandu, K.Sausi, A.Verryn
KEYWORDS: CITIZENSHIP, CIVIL SOCIETY
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD), Human and Social Development (HSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 8649

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Abstract

This policy brief firstly outlines the importance of enhancing active citizenry and elaborates on the urgency for South Africa to seek innovative approaches to enhancing citizen engagement. It then provides a brief synopsis of what social auditing entails and substantiates this through a case study of an effective social auditing intervention implemented in South Africa identified through recent research conducted by HSRC. It concludes with recommendations for the NDA in respect of how it can contribute to enhancing active citizenry through its mandate to enhance the capacity of civil society organisations (CSO's) in South Africa.