• Orange Farm

Regular meetings are held with different representatives of the communities of Orange Farm, Palm Springs and increasingly some members from the Vaal. A wide range of issues have emerged during this work including access to title; municipal debts; unemployment; labour disputes; difficulties in regard to transport and a wide range of issues relating to documentation.  Multiple social justice organisations partner with the Orange Farm Advice Office and the hearings to pursue the issues raised.

  • Mabopane

Work has continued in the development of the agriculture cooperative in partnership with Sun International and the community.  A preliminary evaluation of the project identified an urgent need for more young people to participate.

Tensions in the Soshunguve and Mabopane communities in regard to xenophobia remain high.

Work continues with residents in informal settlements to the north of Johannesburg including Clay Oven and Zandspruit. The Clay Over residents remain highly vulnerable as developers continue to build on the land adjacent to the settlement.  In Zandspruit serious concerns about the capacity of the Clinic to serve the population are being pursued.