BONDS OF JUSTICE, the struggle for Oukasie

: Forrest (K.)

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167pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019

 

Kally Forrest records the achievements of the inhabitants of Oukasie, a township in the Madibeng Municipality in North West Province, who successfully fought against forced removals and appalling living conditions in the 1980s and 1990s. She goes on to describe the problems faced by the community post-1994.

"In this timely work, Kally Forrest expertly sheds light on apartheid South Africa's last major forced urban removal. Her detailed research dissects the resistance to the removal, how the Oukasie community was torn apart by the machinations of the apartheid local and national state and the challenges of rebuilding post-apartheid." Alan Morris, Professor of Sociology, University of Technology, Sydney

Kally Forrest is currently a senior researcher at the Society, Work & Politics Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand, where she is working on a Coal Mining and Water project. Prior to this research she was editor of the South African Labour Bulletin.