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The Victoria Mxenge housing project : women building communities through social activism and informal learning

Author: Salma Ismail; Victoria Mxenge Housing Project (Cape Town, South Africa)
Publisher: Claremont [South Africa] : UCT Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the beginning of South Africa's democratic change, in 1994, the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project was founded by a group of 12 women who lived in shacks on the barren outskirts of Cape Town. These women had come from rural areas and were poor, vulnerable and semi-literate. Yet they learned how to build, negotiate with the government and NGOs, architects and building experts, and form alliances with homeless social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salma Ismail; Victoria Mxenge Housing Project (Cape Town, South Africa)
ISBN: 9781919895529 1919895523 1775821684 9781775821687
OCLC Number: 900760419
Description: xxv, 166 pages : ilustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting the contexts --
Popular education and development --
Phase one (1992-1998) : Building houses and communities --
Phase two (1998-2001) : Leading a social movement --
Phase three (2001-2003) : Becoming service providers --
Reflections on learning in a social movement --
The challenge of independence (2003-2012).
Responsibility: Salma Ismail.

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At the beginning of South Africa's democratic change, in 1994, the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project was founded by a group of 12 women who lived in shacks on the barren outskirts of Cape Town. These  Read more...
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