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.

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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Mobilising Women Towards Inclusive Community Development

The Democracy Development Program, ASONET and Urban Future Centre will host a dialogue on Mobilising Women Towards Inclusive Community Development. This dialogue takes place as South Africa Celebrates Women's Day on 09 August making the entire month Women's Month. The...

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Durban Umlazi Dialogue

Mobilising Communities Towards Community Development The Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Africa Solidarity Network (ASONET) kindly invites you to a dialogue to explore effective community building as residents of Umlazi D section. Please come and join us....

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Screening of the Supreme Price documentary

As part of the “Other” People’s Film Festival organised in commemoration of World Refugee Day by the Refugee Social Services in Durban, we screened the multi-award-winning documentary Supreme Price at the Durban University of Technology on the 27th June 2017 at...

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