Understanding active citizenship in the light of protest

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In a dialogue funded by the IDRC, Idasa considered the space civil society has within the new political dispensation under a Zuma Administration. Further discussion under the auspices of Fredskorpset (FK) and Idasa’s CCEP should be seen as a continuation of this dialogue. To this end the question is not what is the position of civil society under the current administration, but how citizen agency has contributed to the deepening of democracy over the past few months in South Africa. The question was expanded to understand the role of active citizenship on the continent of Africa too.