Thursday, May 17, 2007

Struggles and Triumphs of Shack Dwellers

In the chapter, Struggles and Triumphs of Shack Dwellers, Fazel Khan addresses the difficulties faced by shack dwellers as they mobilise to protest against their living conditions. He focuses on the authoritarianism of the police against them. He reports on triumphs of the shack dwellers in the courts. And he points to contradictions between the rhetoric of a new democratic South Africa and its disregard for the rights of certain (black) people.

Khan, Fazel. 'Struggles and Triumphs of Shack Dwellers', in Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan (Eds.), Undressing Durban (Durban: Madiba Press, 2007), pp. 173-180.