Summarising the social platform conversations: Presenting diverse perspectives and proposals

The Social Platform meeting on the 12th November provided an opportunity for farm worker organisations, employers and government officials to share their perspectives on tenure security, access to housing and services, on and off farms. The session was framed by the story of the blind men and the elephant in which six blind men encounter an … More Summarising the social platform conversations: Presenting diverse perspectives and proposals

Who attended the social platform on farm worker housing and tenure security in the CWDM?

48 participants were on board for the social platform on 12th November. The chart below highlights how the platform managed to strike a good balance between the different social actors.   We are currently writing up the discussions and will publish a record of the group discussions in the next few days

‘Seeing the elephants’ – tenure security, housing and access to services for farmworkers

A diverse group of more than 50 participants came together at Merwida Country Lodge today for the social platform facilitated by Phuhlisani in partnership with the Cape Winelands District Municipality. The platform brought together individual farmers, representatives of agricultural unions, commodity organisations  and employers associations along with individual farm workers, representatives of NGOs, unions and worker organisations.  Municipal officials … More ‘Seeing the elephants’ – tenure security, housing and access to services for farmworkers

All organised for the social platform on farm worker housing, tenure security and access to services in the Cape Winelands District

Confirmations are rolling in for the social platform event on Thursday at Merwida Country Lodge in Rawsonville. The social platform follows a process of research which has been reported and discussed with different actors as well as a three day learning journey across the Winelands. The social platform aims to provide a space for listening, reflection … More All organised for the social platform on farm worker housing, tenure security and access to services in the Cape Winelands District

Thanks to all who made the learning journey such a success

The Phuhlisani Research Team would like to thank all those who contributed to the learning journey and gave their time and and extended their hospitality to us and the participants: These include: Verdun Estates The Kouebokkeveld Opleidingsentrum who provided a venue for the visit to Op die Berg The Witzenberg Municipality, councillors and officials who help … More Thanks to all who made the learning journey such a success

Learning on the ground: Day 3 of the learning journey

Spokiesdorp, Rawsonville On the final day of the learning journey we started with a visit to the Spokiesdorp informal settlement on the outskirts Rawsonville. The Breede Valley Municipality reports in its IDP that it faces: Huge bulk infrastructure backlogs. Human settlement backlogs and challenges. Infrastructure maintenance backlogs. Basic service delivery backlogs. Uncontrollable influx and growth … More Learning on the ground: Day 3 of the learning journey

Learning on the ground – Day 2 of the learning journey

On the second day of the learning journey we visited the Lynedoch Ecovillage development at the Sustainability Institute near Spier in the Stellenbosch municipality. Our focus on this visit was to think about the ecological design of rural and urban settlements and to examine models which proposed a different approach to the sterile housing dominated … More Learning on the ground – Day 2 of the learning journey