HSRC Study in Vuwani holds meaningful lessons for public engagement and service delivery

Coming ahead of Human Rights Day, the Human Sciences Research Council will on Tuesday 20 March 2018 launch the results of its exploratory study in Vuwani, Limpopo following the outbreak of violent protests over municipal demarcation which brought the community to a standstill.

The study aimed to investigate the drivers of violence and conflict over the municipal boundaries in Vuwani. It also aimed to understand the socio-economic and psychosocial impact of the violence on the communities, their learning activities and everyday life.

The launch of the results of this study are timely since South Africa stands at a cusp of many positive developments with the change of guard in the leadership of our country. To ensure this opportunity can be used efficiently and positively, it is important to interrogate what has worked and not worked well in the past in terms of governance, community engagement and service delivery.

A multistakeholder panel including representatives from COGTA, SALGA, the Municipal Demarcation Board, media and academics will be given an opportunity to respond to the case study to be presented.

It is expected that the study will provide valuable lessons to state and non-state actors about how to engage citizens and government in an effective and efficient way to ensure that all parties can benefit and have their needs met.

Media is invited as follows:

Date                    :                            Tuesday 20 March 2018

Time                    :                            12h30

Venue                 :                            Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town

Cape Town

HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town


The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea

Contact: Ridhwaan Khan on 031 242 5400, 083 788 2786 or email: RKhan@hsrc.ac.za, or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail HZulu@hsrc.ac.za


HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

Contact Arlene Grossberg on 012 302 2811 e-mail: acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za

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Interviews can be facilitated with the research team.

Notes to the Editor




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