Hloniphile Simelane

Get people involved in development

Service delivery is about improving people’s lives, not expedient election promises

Women are entitled to own land

Too many laws and customs in too many African countries still treat women as minors

Informal settlements should actively participate in local government

The reason for so many violent service delivery protests is that people feel excluded from the decisions made on their behalf

Covid-19 and the call for solidarity: Challenges for informal settlements

It is difficult for residents of informal settlements to follow guidelines to prevent Covid-19 transmission, such as hand-washing, in the absence of access to water. It is governments’ responsibility to provide these basic services

Civil society requires a reorientation

Informal settlement clusters are a way to improve people’s participation in local government

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