Statement by the TAC and SECTION27, co-hosts of the Labour/Civil Society conference
The Civil Society Conference held on 27-28 October 2010 will hopefully come to be seen as a historic turning point in South Africa. It may mark the revival of co-ordinated community based activism that aims to achieve social justice and better the lives of the poor in South Africa. It was attended by more than 50 independent organisations that believe in social justice and that fight for it every day.
Last week SECTION27, TAC and COSATU hosted a historic joint civil-society and labour conference with over 300 participants from 56 civil society organisations.
The two-day meeting consisted of speeches, by COSATU President Sidumo Dlamini and General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi as well as SECTION27 Executive Director, Mark Heywood and Professor Adam Habib…