Partner Organisations

The African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum is a network of African policing practitioners from state and non-state institutions. It is active in promoting police reform through strengthening civilian oversight over the police in Africa. APCOF believes that strong and effective civilian oversight assists in restoring public confidence in the police; promotes a culture of human rights, integrity and transparency within the police; and strengthens working relationships between the police and the community.

APCOF achieves its goals through undertaking research; providing technical support and capacity building to state and non-state actors including civil society organisations, the police and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa.
Equal Education is a community and membership-based organisation. It advocates for quality and equality in the South African education system and engages in evidence-based activism for improving the nation’s schools. It is a leader in youth leadership development. EE’s campaigns, based on detailed research and policy analysis, are aimed at achieving quality education for all.
Free Gender is a black lesbian organisation based in Khayelitsha township of Cape Town. As human right defenders, they are also gender friendly towards transgender and intersex persons in our community. The organisation was founded in 2008 and has since participated in various protests, political meetings, guest talks at academic and public forums. They also support different stakeholders whose common objectives are relevant to our mandate.
Gun Free South Africa is a non-profit organisation that seeks to reduce gun violence and reduce the number of guns in circulation
Ndifuna Ukwazi is focused on fostering, developing and providing appropriate mentorship and support to local organisations and young leaders in their struggle for social justice and accountability in the public and private sectors.

NU’s motto is “Think | Act | Lead” and its programmes are built around that concept.
The Social Justice Coalition is one of South Africa’s newest and fastest growing mass-member based social movements campaigning for safe, healthy and dignified communities in some of South Africa’s largest, most under-developed and dangerous townships.

The SJC promotes active citizenship through education, policy and research, and community organising to ensure government is accountable, open and responsive.
The Right2Know Campaign is an umbrella group of organisations and activists campaigning to advance the free flow of information in South Africa. R2K is best known for leading the civil society campaign on the Secrecy Bill, but its work has expanded to tackle broader issues relating to access to information, freedom of expression, and the free flow of information.
The Treatment Action Campaign advocates for increased access to treatment, care and support services for people living with HIV and campaigns to reduce new HIV infections. With more than 16,000 members, 267 branches and 72 full time staff members, TAC has become the leading civil society force behind comprehensive health care services for people living with HIV&AIDS in South Africa.
The Triangle Project is a human rights organisation who work to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The Western Cape Religious Leaders’ Forum brings together representatives of all the major faith communities in the Province. Under the patronship of Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, representatives of the Jewish, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist and African Traditional communities are involved in the forum along with all main denominations of Christianity and Islam. In the short time it has been in existence, WCRLF has established the reputation of being a prophetic voice in South African public life.