The grassroots are talking

By 9th Mar 2011 News


Shack dwellers  all over the country are reading  the first issue of uTshani Buyakhuluma, “The newspaper of, by and for the people – Amandla, imali nolwazi … Eish, ayilumi xa ihlafuna!”

Stories range from reports on settlement upgradings, partnerships and income generation projects to opinion pieces and poetry. “This newspaper is made up to bring communities together by sharing their experiences, ideas, and motivating one another by telling their own real stories. It is the voice and vision of rural, urban and informal settlement communities. It revolves around issues such as disaster, land, eviction, shelter, economic development, health and culture. We hope that everyone will find this issue productive and enjoyable”, say the editors.

4000 copies have been distributed to all provinces via the network of the South African SDI alliance. ISN and FEDUP support the new publication and help to access even remote areas.

The weekly newspaper the Mail & Guardian has also printed an article by ISN chairman Patrick Magebhula, emerging from January’s Kolping Conference in January.


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