This study looks to develop an understanding of how marginalized communities throughout South Africa are bettering their own lives. A number of them have mobilized, some in larger numbers than others, to form a wide range of social movement organizations in the country. This paper uses one such movement, the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, as a case study to examine how social movements have developed in post-apartheid South Africa. This paper will look at strategies utilized, obstacles faced and some of the people behind the Anti-Eviction Campaign to better understand its role in the mobilization and empowerment of local communities. Additionally, I will be examining national civic engagement in South Africa and the Anti Eviction Campaign's role in a larger social movement. Research for the paper was compiled using interviews, participant observation and a review of secondary sources such as local newspapers and peer-reviewed articles.
Public Policy | Social Welfare
Grill, Allison, "Fighting the Man: A Case Study of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign" (2008). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 86.