Strategy Centre for Social Movements
The end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s saw the emergence of various social justice movements like the Anti Privatisation Forum in Gauteng, Anti-Eviction Campaign in Cape Town, Concerned Citizens Forum in Durban and the Treatment Action Campaign and Landless People’s Movement nationally. The formation of these movements represented an important moment in the process of rebuilding a social justice movement in South Africa. These movements emerge against the background of a political transition process dominated by elites and their interests. The new movements also had to confront the flight into business and government of leaders of the mass movement, which contributed to the weakening and in many instances the collapse of mass organisations. The Strategy Centre for Social Movements was formed as part of responding to challenges posed by the emergence of these new movements.