April 2018

Looking Back at the YOLO_Ekasi Exhibition in Photographs
The YOLO_ekasi project worked with youth from various townships in Cape Town, including Delft and Phillipi. During the project, the voice of youth was expressed through their own words, photographs [...]
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View from the Street
This, our fifth blog in the ‘Livelihood Struggles’ series, deals with the difficulties street vendors face in South Africa’s big metros. Enormous thanks must go to The Big Issue, who [...]
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Obstacles for ECDs
‘Obstacles for ECDs’ is the fourth in our ‘Livelihood Struggles’ series. It is written by SLF associate Mapaseka Jack, based on her experience of interviewing ECD owners and staff. The [...]
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No Time to Think of Dying
This, the third blog in our ‘Livelihood Struggles’ series, uses the story of Louise (in addition to others) to highlight the resilience of poor South Africans to ‘idiosyncratic shocks’ which [...]
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Engaging Delft in Heart Health
On the 15th of October, our Heart of the Matter (HOTM) project reached its conclusion at a community engagement event held in the Delft Civic Centre in Cape Town. The Delft [...]
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Socio-Ecological Urban Regeneration
In November 2015, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) joined the Making All Voices Count (MAVC) initiative. MAVC is a global initiative that aims to promote communication, transparency and, ultimately, accountability [...]
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Spotlighting Shebeen Struggles
This is the second blog in the ‘Livelihood Struggles’ series. It highlights livelihood struggles specific to the liquor sector in townships, one sector of several core sectors SLF has identified [...]
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Economic Exclusion in Action
The following blog is the first in the series ‘Livelihood Struggles’,  and is the work of guest-writer, Gideon C. du Toit, a freelance writer based in the Garden Route region. [...]
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‘Livelihood Struggles’ Blog Series Launch
Experiences of Exclusion from the Formal Economy   “The law is sometimes too tough for us.” These may sound like the words of a criminal, encountering the workings of due [...]
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You Only Live Once ekasi: Quotes + images from youth discussing fun and the risks…
  “We call this one toothpaste – it’s what they are drinking first thing in the morning” says Duki pointing to his drawing depicting alcohol consumption in his circle of [...]
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