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Caroline Elliot is the informal economy programmes officer at War on Want. She works with four social movements in South Africa that fight for their rights to housing and basic public services. From Caroline’s formative years, growing up in Zimbabwe among anti-apartheid activists ousted by the regime, she has been keenly aware of the South African struggle for equality. This was strengthened by her disheartening university years in the new South Africa, where little had changed. From these beginnings, she has continued to work and lobby for social justice and equality in South Africa, both within Africa and Britain.

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Joining Forces in the Fight for the Right to the City

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (18:32)

As regional leaders next week gather for the African economic conference in Johannesburg, within post-apartheid's wealthiest province, the leader of some of South Africa's poorest communities prepares to join forces with allies overseas in the bid for justice and the right to the city.

Only weeks after reports that poverty...

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Kenyan Street Vendors Will Vote for Peace

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2013 | (12:13)

Kenyans are set to vote in a new president on Monday (4 March), five years after post-election violence swept across the country, leaving over 1,000 people dead and estimates of 600,000 people displaced.

The country is awash with political campaigning - posters stuck everywhere, giant billboards, people decked out...

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Talk to Us, Not About Us

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (18:15)

This week saw the opening of the 6th Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal with the aspiration of contributing "to the emergence of Africa of the people". Yet it is the people themselves who are all too often absent from such gatherings of the great and the good, which proclaim their...

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Bid for Africa's First Olympics, but What About Kenya's Hardest Hit?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2012 | (15:47)

David Rudisha's record-breaking triumph in the Olympic men's 800 metres final came on the day his east African country announced Kenya's readiness for a $15 billion outlay that would bring the Games to the continent for the first time.

But while Rudisha became the first man in history to run...

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Fate Often Moves With Ironic Steps

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2012 | (01:00)

Recently the world's most valuable sports team plays a friendly match at a South African stadium whose construction overlapped with large numbers of poor people being forced into housing which some brand a concentration camp.

Cape Town's ground, known as Green Point Stadium - built for the 2010 World...

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