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.