Ndifuna Ukwazi determined to fight for social justice even in 2017

2016 has seen the work of organizations such as Ndifuna Ukwazi and Ground Up coming to the fore with their efforts to correct issues of inequality in South Africa.

Ndifuna Ukwazi director, Jared Rossouw, says 2016 has been a busy year and they are happy that some of the battles have been won.

Some of the cases they worked includes evictions from the city centre which are usually done behind closed doors.

People are being forced out, people who have lived there for generations, especially in working class neighborhoods like Woodstock and Salt River.

Jared Rossouw, Ndifuna Ukwazi director

These happen a little bit under the radar because evictions aren't really public matters they happen between private parties...

Jared Rossouw, Ndifuna Ukwazi director

So we decided to do something about it...

Jared Rossouw, Ndifuna Ukwazi director

Rossouw says their organization is advocating for people to live in well allocated area and do away with racial demarcations.

He says they would like to see people who are already working in these areas, like domestic workers and gardeners, to be given an opportunity to live there by being offered affordable housing.

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