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Title:From poverty to power? Women's participation in intermediary organizations in site C, Khayelitsha
Authors:Thompson, LisaISNI
Conradie, InaISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Africanus (ISSN 0304-615X)
Volume:41
Issue:1
Pages:43-56
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:popular participation
empowerment
local government
women
civil society
Abstract:This article examines how women organize themselves in community structures to claim socio-economic rights through participation. The discussion is based on case study research undertaken in Khayelitsha, Site C, where women involved in income-generating projects (IGPs) have also been involved in a dual strategy, trying to improve their living conditions through active engagement. The article looks at the intermediary institutions, the South African National Civics Association (SANCO), and the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF), which mediate the participatory spaces for engagement created by local government, and how these organizations serve ordinary men and women from the townships in terms of helping them to attain a better quality of life. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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