informal settlements

 
The manifestation of climate injustice
The manifestation of climate injustice
Quarry Road West informal settlement is located in the urban core of Durban in South Africa. It lies adjacent to a golf course, below (at least in...
Alex citizens just want it 'to be nice'
Alex citizens just want it 'to be nice'
Martha Ranamane says that she hates that there is no fresh air in Alex. “There’s dumping next to the school, and there are toilets next to the...
Civil society requires a reorientation
Civil society requires a reorientation
Although the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development advances a commitment by United Nations member states that “no one will be left behind”...
Informal economies are diverse
Informal economies are diverse
South Africa is currently mulling over ideas and agreements that recently came out of a two-day jobs summit. The country is losing the battle against...
[Video]One-woman change agent
[Video]One-woman change agent
From food security to employment, Nomphelo Zozo is improving lives and promoting sustainable change in her Jo’burg informal settlement.
[Video]SA resident protects foreign nationals in Germiston
[Video]SA resident protects foreign nationals in Germiston
A South African businessman in Marathon, Germiston is taking the protection of foreign nationals from xenophobic attacks into his own hands.
In the business of building shacks
In the business of building shacks
Shack construction is a popular business for people with building skills as demand for housing increases in the area of Philippi. Along the road,...
ANC ward wars: Strife begins at 40
ANC ward wars: Strife begins at 40
Named after struggle icon Dorothy Zihlangu, the ANC's ward 40 branch in Gugulethu is one of the party's biggest in Western Cape, with...
Khaya Dlanga: The villages are possessed by hopelessness
Khaya Dlanga: The villages are possessed by hopelessness
I went to the Transkei to my cousin’s funeral in the village of Ngwegweni, not far from Mount Ayliff, this past weekend. It is one of...
[Slideshow]Cape Town's dirty secret
[Slideshow]Cape Town's dirty secret
M&G photographer David Harisson focuses on the sanitation issue in Khayelitsha, which robs the community of their dignity and health.
Shacks are the new normal
Shacks are the new normal
An architectural exhibition at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg invites viewers to reassess their ideas of what housing means in South Africa’s rapidly expanding cities, to understand the tension between organic growth and state regulation, and to ask how we can work with what...

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