Centre for Social Change

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The Centre for Social Change is dedicated towards the study of social change from below in pursuit of building socially just and democratic societies. Centre’s research agenda strives to connect with the needs of civil society in a changing regional and global context and aims to expand knowledge through cutting edge multi-disciplinary research. The Centre is home to the South African Research Chair in Social Change. Together these two entities have built a track record for conducting research on social movements, protest and strikes in South Africa and beyond.

The Centre is home to a diverse set of research interests and projects that converge around the idea that social change that prioritises the needs of the working class in building more equitable societies is necessary. As such, the Centre’s work connects to a number of the sustainable development goals including;

  • SDG 1: No poverty.
  • SDG 2: Good health and well-being.
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality.
  • SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth.
  • SDG 13: Climate action.
  • SGD 17: Partnership for the goals.

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