Join the Social Justice Coalition and African Centre for Cities at the 7th Annual Irene Grootboom Memorial Dialogues where activists, community leaders, academics and practitioners will discuss the issue of urban land justice.


The 4 dialogues will explore the history of urban land dispossession, the impact of spatial Apartheid on the majority of the city’s residents and whether there are ways that all people can have equal right to the city.

Please find attached the full programme including a brief for each dialogue, venues and times. Also attached are directions from the CBD to Andile Msizi Recreational Centre in Khayelitsha.

Dialogue 1, 17 Nov, Andile Msizi Centre, Khayelitsha, 18h00: The urban land question: past and present

Josette Cole (Development Action Group)
Bonita Bennett (District 6 Museum)
Nisa Mammon (NM & Associates)
Francois Viruly (University of Cape Town)

Dialogue 2, 18 Nov, CT City Hall, 18h00: Does the right to life depend on where you live? Access to urban land in Cape Town

Brad Brockman (Equal Education)
Sheldon Magardie (Legal Resources Centre)
Students from Lwandle who experienced recent evictions (speakers tbc)

Dialogue 3, 19 Nov, Andile Msizi Centre, Khayelitsha, 18h00: Towards urban land justice

Anthea Houston (Communicare)
Zackie Achmat (Ndifuna Ukwazi)
Mirjam van Donk (Isandla Institute)

Dialogue 4, 20 Nov, CT City Hall,18h00: International experiences: stories about cities and land

Ash Amin (Brazil)
Gautham Bhan (India)
Filip de Boeck (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Teresa Caldeira (Brazil)
AbdouMaliq Simone (Indonesia)

For more information please contact Ntuthuzelo Vika on 073 097 7082 or Joel Bregman on 072 769 0100.

Please join us! Members of the public and the media are welcome.

Grootboom 2014 – full programme
Directions to Andile Msizi Recreational Centre


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