THE VICTORIA MXENGE HOUSING PROJECT, women building communities through social activism and informal learning

: Ismail (S.)

R 260.00
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166pp., illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2015.


A history of the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project, founded in 1994 by a group of twelve women living in shacks outside Cape Town. This development organisation evolved into a social movement and then a service provider. The desolate piece of land these women occupied is now a sustainable community of more than five thousand houses.

Salma Ismail is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town where she teaches Adult Education.