COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT PHASES

COPAC works with a participatory approach for the development of cooperatives. There are three stages for institutional capacity building:

  • Groundwork;
  • Start Up tools
  • Expansion and Consolidation
  • Advanced training.

This section of the website provides examples of tools that can be utilised in these various stages. In addition there is an attempt to provide links to other resources on the web to assist cooperative development. Currently South Africa does not have a dedicated and movement based cooperative college. However, COPAC has developed links with cooperative colleges in Africa and the UK. The advanced training available from these institutions is profiled on this website. Cooperators and cooperatives interested in pursuing advanced training should link with these institutions.

Groundwork Tools

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Start Up Tools

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Expansion and Consolidation Tools

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Advanced training for movement building

Create Work Through Worker Cooperatives – Activist Guide

Our latest training guide focusing on how to set up a worker cooperative. This guide emerges out of the need to advance worker cooperatives and has been used in two activist schools hosted by COPAC in December 2014 and July 2015.   Download