One of the more remarkable aspects of South Africa’s experience of democracy since 1994 is the role played by civil society. Our Constitution encourages and facilitates the involvement of civil society, and the public in general, in political life; and civil society organisations1 (CSOs) have taken full advantage of this over the years, adding richness and depth to policy discourse, the development of legislation, and the implementation of both.
Report by Mike Pothier
Research Coordinator, Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO)