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Citizenship, community participation and social change: The case of area coordinating teams in Cape Town, South Africa
Social change does not roll in under the wheels of inevitability On the contrary; we have to organize for it, mobilize for it, struggle for it and indeed, plan for it. This is especially so in a country such as South Africa, ...
The politics of social change and the transition to democratic governance: Community participation in post-apartheid South Africa
Community participation, i.e. the direct involvement/engagement of ordinary people in the affairs of planning, governance and overall development programs at the local or grassroots level, has become an integral part of ...
The Everyday at Grassroots level: poverty, protest and social change in post-apartheid South Africa
This paper posits that social change derives from how the everyday is encountered, analyzed and experienced at the grassroots level. Drawing extensively from the seminal work of Henri Lefebvre, the paper argues that for ...