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Organising Somalian, Congolese and Rwandan migrants in a time of xenophobia in South Africa: empirical and methodological reflections
Xenophobic practices pervade civil society and the state in South Africa. But its victims are not passive. Academic scholarship has not sufficiently recognised the multiple roles of refugees and asylum seekers migrant ...
Uneven development and scale politics in Southern Africa: what we learn from Neil Smith
Southern Africa is probably the most unevenly developed region on earth, combining the most modern technologies and an advanced working class with the world’s extremes of inequality and social militancy. The two most extreme ...
The moving line between state benevolence and control: Municipal indigent programmes in South Africa
free in South Africa. Having registered as municipal indigents, the poor not only gain access to free basic services but also embark upon a voyage into a bureaucratic underworld where policies are changed and eligibility ...
Changing people, changing lives through public participation and social transformation: A south African case study of a rural development programme
During 2009, in what seemed to be a return to RDP-style thinking, the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) was adopted nationally to tackle not only underdevelopment, poverty, unemployment, and other social ...
‘This land is not for sale’: Post-1994 resistance art and interventionism in Cape Town’s precarious publics
The control, regulation and commodification of space has been fundamental in reinforcing structural racism and social identities. In a city such as Cape Town, where colonial architecture and heritage as well as apartheid ...