ASC collaborates with Department of Home Affairs in Makause community 

  The Combating Xenophobia project activities have seeing are interventions in the Makause community. During the conflict mapping exercise in the community, the findings were that both the local and migrants in Makause were facing challenges of lack of proper documentation and as such the ASC managed to engage with the Department of Home Affairs to visit the area to share information on how to get proper documents. This provided an opportunity to those applying for the Lesotho Special ...

Zimbabwe Solidarity Summit

Dubbed “The Escalating Zimbabwe Crisis-A demand for socio-economic and political transformation” the Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum which is coordinated by Action Support Centre,  saw over 80 participants,  from progressive South African civil society organizations, including youth, women, labour, faith-based, human rights and student formations  as well as regional delegates from Zambia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Botswana  discussing the Zimbabwean issue. One of the objectives of ...

Towards SADC people’s SUMMIT 

In heightening ASC’s levels of regional solidarity work, our representatives joined over 450 delegates drawn from labour, student, youth, economic justice and human rights networks and other social movements’ grassroots movements, community-based organizations, faith based organizations, women’s organizations; who gathered at the 2016 Southern African Development Community People's Summit between the 17-19th of August 2016 in Manzini Swaziland.   The issues raised were on human ...

Let’s Roll Back Xenophobia

With funding from Foundation for Human Rights, ACTION Support Centre is currently undertaking a Roll Back Xenophobia Program in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal which is centered on civic education to teach civic responsibility, which is a way to promote and enlighten responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles. The goal of the program is to enable and facilitate the realization of socio-economic rights for vulnerable and marginalized groups through agency, the strengthening of civil ...

Combating Drivers of Xenophobia 

“Peace in Africa is in our hands” Currently around the world, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and others viewed as “foreign” have been the targets of violent attacks. ACTION Support Centre is currently at the forefront, addressing xenophobia motivated violence in four local communities in different provinces of South Africa. We acknowledge with appreciation Freedom House, which is funding the “Combatting Drivers of Xenophobia” project. In conflict prevention, peace builders ...

‘Africa Day Celebrations’

The ACTION Support Centre celebrated the Africa Day in style with a month long celebrations, many thanks to the Department of Arts and Culture which funded a series of activities. The various events brought together the continent of Africa living in South Africa to collectively reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better Africa and a better world. The events involved many progressive South African civil society organisations, Africa ...

September Highlights

Welcome to the new edition of the ACTION Support Centre 2016 newsletter. The ACTION Support Centre (ASC) is the Africa regional hub of a global network committed to positive action to transform conflict. The ASC aims to deepen a culture of people-to-people solidarity, strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to analyse and understand the changing nature of conflict, and be a support resource that enables local communities and national civil society organisations to respond ...

The Escalating Zimbabwe Crisis: A demand for socio-economic and political transformation

Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum The Escalating Zimbabwe Crisis A demand for socio-economic and political transformation The Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum (ZSF) joins all progressive forces that are deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation, ongoing human rights violations and the inability of the Zimbabwe government to effectively respond to the demands and needs of the people of Zimbabwe. The escalating mass arrests, illegal detention and brutal treatment of activists ...

Reflecting on Impactful Work

The ACTION Support Centre planned, facilitated and documented the NPA’s two day partners meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference accorded partners an opportunity to reflect on their past four-year programme activities, their organizational strategies and how they have impacted on inequality. It also explored collaborative approaches for their partner organizations whilst sharing challenges and opportunities for alliance building. Approximately 18 representatives of NPA ...

COSATU 12th National Congress

“Building unity and cohesion of COSATU to advance the National Democratic revolution”.   The ACTION Support Centre was part of The Congress of South African Trade Unions-COSATU 12th National Congress from the 23rd -26th of November in Johannesburg. The congress was convened under the theme: “Building unity and cohesion of COSATU to advance the National Democratic revolution”.   The main mandate of the National Congress was to account on the progress made in implementing the resolu...