List of social movements in South Africa
There are a number of high-profile independent social movements in South Africa. The majority have a particular focus on the housing crisis in the urban areas but others range from focusing on HIV/AIDS, working conditions, unemployment, access to service delivery and issues of democracy, transparency and accountability, corruption, poverty, crime, xenophobia, economy, drought, racism, sexism, health conditions etc...
This is a partial list of social movements in South Africa:
- Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shackdwellers movement based in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape
- The Landless People's Movement, based in Gauteng
- The Mandela Park Backyarders based in the Western Cape
- Sikhula Sonke women's farmworkers union based in the Western Cape
- The South African Unemployed Peoples' Movement based in Durban, KZN and in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape
- The Treatment Action Campaign, based in the Western Cape but with branches elsewhere in the country
- The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, based in the Western Cape
- The Poor People's Alliance, a national alliance of grassroots movements
- Equal Education based in the Western Cape and Gauteng
- The Social Justice Coalition based in the Western Cape
- InkuluFreeHeid Organisation, based in Gauteng with chapters elsewhere in the country.
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