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Tinasonke means “All of Us”: A Journey to Housing in Ekhuruleni

By Jaclyn Williams (on behalf of CORC) In 2018, 48 Federation houses were erected in Tinasonke through the People’s Housing Process. Since 2015, however, the journey to the completion of these houses presented Federation members with many roadblocks. Federation members, in Tinasonke, utlilized community-driven strategies in order to make their dream of owning a home […]

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Together We Can Achieve More: Solidarity as a Key to Community Building

The following narrative is part of a broader and in-depth documentation of the Ruo Emoh project. This documentation includes a video and booklet and is the result of collaborative efforts between the SA SDI Alliance, People’s Environmental Planning, UCT & University of Basel Master students (part of the City Research Studios hosted by African Centre […]

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Designing with Communities: CPUT – Manenberg Studio 2014

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Manenberg community leaders and architectural students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) recently collaborated on a six-week long planning studio in Cape Town (March-May 2014). The studio aimed to generate ideas around alternative housing design and delivery options that would address the needs of Manenberg residents […]

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