Category: Insights

Experimental land use research in Namibia featured in ArchitectureSA
In 2016, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation and UrbanWorks teamed up to conduct an analysis of an experimental land use management intervention by the City of Windhoek in Namibia to stimulate small [...]
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Project Updates: Bucket Loads of Health
We are currently in Phase 1 of the BLH project, which comprises a series of interactive, creative workshops. In this phase, participants are working with visual and narrative methods including body mapping, [...]
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Hand mapping practices shared with international partner in Vietnam
Dr Gill Back was recently invited to conduct a seminar for the Public Engagement team at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. OUCRU, [...]
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Second Successful Solutions Lab: Unlocking Land for Micro-enterprise Growth (ULMEG)
As part of the completion of the SLF project ULMEG, SLF in collaboration with UrbanWorks held the second successful ‘solutions lab’ workshop in Cape Town on the 23rd of March [...]
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Action Research and Community Engagement Workshop held in Kerala, India.
Between 5 February and 12 February 2018, SLF staff members Rory Liedeman and Farida Ryklief attended a global gathering hosted in Kerala, India. The workshop event formed part of a [...]
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A Development Vision for Informal Micro-Enterprises in Philippi East Industrial Area
SLF has collaborated with the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) to produce a development vision for the Philippi East Industrial Area. The project rationale was to develop a strategy for [...]
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A Right to Economic Inclusion (Final Livelihood Struggles Blog)
  “Everyone has inherent human dignity and the right to have their dignity protected and respected.” Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996)  “The ability [...]
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SLF engages stakeholders to unlock land
Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, in partnership with Urban Works, conducted first of two ‘Solutions Lab’ in Johannesburg to engage stakeholders from civil society, business and government on strategies through which land [...]
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A New Mall in Delft South: Good or Bad for Local Businesses?
This case study was included in a collaborative submission by SLF, PLAAS, the University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Excellence in Food Security, in response to the [...]
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Building International Partnerships
In November Leif Petersen and Andrew Charman travelled to Boston, USA where they were keynote speakers at the Northeastern University conference on Social Entrepreneurship. http://theannualseconference.org/. The trip was jointly sponsored [...]
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