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Richard Ballard

Megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

South Africa needs to review its decision to deliver housing through megaprojects

The same, yet different

The 30th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising provides an occasion to reflect on the legacy of these remarkable events. Many believe that the 1970s initiated a new phase in the struggle against apartheid. In his book <i>Citizen and Subject</i>, Mahmood Mamdani argues that this period marked a shift from the exile-based armed resistance to a broad internal popular struggle.

An anatomy of new power

Unemployment, poverty and inequality have all grown; and an HIV/Aids epidemic of tragic proportions has unfolded...Since January 2003 a research project on social movements has been conducted jointly between the Centre for Civil Society and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Richard Ballard, manager of the project, reflects on some of the initial findings.

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