Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book launched by the residents and the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
Development, Social Policy and Community Action: Lessons from Below (Human Sciences Research Council Press) tells the story of how people in areas likeDoornkop use social grants and services to support themselves and others. It questions myths about how people make a living and view their lives.
More than 250 residents celebrated the launch of the book last month at the Doornkop community hall.
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