Fighting for a Living
South African Communities Demanding Change

Dara Kell
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Imbokodo
In this powerful short film, two women - recently widowed, share their experiences of trying to get justice for the death of their husbands at the hands of the South…
The Road Home
Ground Zero of gentrification in South Africa is inner city Johannesburg, where more than 60,000 people live with insecure tenure or in unsafe housing. THE ROAD HOME tells the story…
The Streets at Stake
Street trading happens in cities all over the world - in New York, in Sao Paulo, in Singapore. But in the City of Johannesburg, it has been deemed undesirable and…
Radical!
Meet the visionary men and women who are boldly rewiring South Africa's legal framework to uplift poor communities. This new generation of young human rights lawyers is drawing on South…

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