Dialogues & Events

Dialogues & Events

The posts below outline some of the events and activities we have held during the project, as well as advertises our up-coming dialogue sessions. These community dialogue sessions bring together diverse stakeholders from the state and civil society sectors, as well as migrants themselves, to collectively think through how the city of Durban can design a more responsive and inclusive policy framework for migration and against xenophobia. This we believe is far more proactive and productive than beginning discussions of policy and government responses from a traditional top-down approach.

Strategic Report on Migration and Inclusion in Durban

The Strategic Report is ready for downloading The strategic report on Migration, Gender and the Inclusive City in Durban, titled "Trace your finger down a map and you will see how far I have come" is ready for download here. The report is a compiled by Kira Erwin and...

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LAST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE – DIALOGUES

The Last Country Performances took place from the 19th to the 21st February 2018 in 5 different communities in Durban. This Cities Alliance project stage presentation brings to life the stories of African women, both migrant and local. The performances took place in...

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The Last Country 2018 performance

The Last Country ran another week of performances during 19th - 25th February 2018 in what the Mercury newspaper described as an "astonishing, moving and profoundly brilliant" performance. The script sensitively adapts the stories of women migrants hailing from DRC,...

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The Last Country Performances

A theatrical production that incorporates over 30 oral histories of migrant women has been created and used as a tool to tell their stories. These oral stories, collected as part of a larger research and advocacy project by the Urban Future Centre, ASONET and the DDP...

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The Last Country invitation

Dear colleagues and friends We are excited to announce our upcoming theatre production by award-winning Durban theatre-makers Mpume Mthombeni and Neil Coppen (part of the Empatheatre team responsible for UlWEMBU, which looked at street-level drug addiction in the city...

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Meeting With Traditional Leaders

On Friday, November 10, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) and Urban Future Centre (UFC) held a meeting with traditional leaders and ward councilors from Folweni at the Folweni Police Station. The meeting aimed to solicit the traditional leader’s input about...

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Women’s Month Dialogue on Community Building

NOSIPHO LUTHULI The DDP, ASONET and the Urban Future Centre hosted a dialogue on Mobilising Women Towards Inclusive Community Development at the Lotus Park community Hall on 29 August 2017. The dialogue aimed to encourage women to discuss among each other the...

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Living and Working Peacefully Together

NOSIPHO LUTHULI The Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Africa Solidarity Network (ASONET), Urban Future Centre and the Department of Arts and Culture (the Social Cohesion unit) hosted a community dialogue on Friday 14 July. This dialogue was held at...

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