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South Africa: Anti-Apartheid NGOs in Transition

  • Adam Habib
  • Rupert Taylor
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Abstract

Under apartheid, there were an ever-increasing number of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) concerned about challenging the South African state and furthering a nonracial democratic society. In the 1990s, with the transition to an African National Congress-led democratic government, these organizations underwent profound changes. This article describes the key dynamics of this process, outlines the challenges currently confronting the new NGO sector, and concludes that the prospects for progressive NGO work in dealing with the poor and marginalized are constrained by the prevailing neoliberal economic climate.

nongovernmental organizations nonprofit sector political transition South Africa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Habib
    • 1
  • Rupert Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Durban-WestvilleDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Political StudiesUniversity of the WitwatersrandWits, JohannesburgSouth Africa

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