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Co(mmunity)-finance facilities as a tool for local democratic space

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) With the 2016 municipal elections around the corner, the relationship between elected representatives and local citizenries could not be more topical. For some, the relationship is a largely passive space, which has lead to mistrust between different groups. For others it is a space that requires the building […]

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CORC Annual Report 2014/15 – Know Your Community, Know Your City

With great pleasure we share this year’s annual report with you. Know Your Community. Know Your City: the theme reflects the power of community-led process to mobilise the urban poor. It also echoes the current focus of Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI) on the Know Your City Campaign. Know Your City demonstrates the value of citywide […]

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Memoir and Tribute Booklet for Patrick Magebhula Hunsley

After 56 years, our dear friend and comrade, Patrick Magebhula, breathed his last on 4 August 2014. This memorial booklet is a memoir and a tribute to Patrick’s life. The Alliance, together with his family, hundreds of national and international comrades and friends, including housing minister Lindiwe Sisulu, attended his funeral on Saturday 16 August […]

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2012 / 2013 CORC Annual Report

With great pleasure CORC ‘s annual report looks back on an event-filled 2012-2013 which set the scene for community mobilisations, beginning and continuing partnerships with government, valuable developments on urban sustainability and our documentation strategies. However, the past year was also marked by the effects of the global financial crisis which were acutely felt by […]

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CUFF Project Report 2013

By Thandeka Tshabalala (on behalf of CORC) We live in the urban age where, for the first time the majority of the world population lives in cities.  Despite the overwhelming challenges encountered by the urban poor, the aspiration towards altering state-civil society relations, inclusive and integrated pro poor cities lies on the roles of networks […]

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Community Led Housing Development: Maureen’s Story in Orange Farm, Gauteng.

By Barbara Torresi (on behalf of uTshani Fund) Maureen Skepu’s face lights up with joy as she describes the events that changed her life forever. Born in 1967 in the northern province of Gauteng, Maureen was one of the millions of disadvantaged South Africans whose existence was blighted first by the brutality of Apartheid, and […]

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