Publish Date: 11 May 2018

ECSECC and NALSU, Rhodes University, invite you to a book launch with Dr Trevor Ngwane

Urban Revolt
State Power and the Rise of People's Movements in the Global South

The urban poor and working class now make up the majority of the world’s population and this segment is growing dramatically as the global population expands to around 10 billion by mid-century. Much of the population growth results from the displacement of rural peasants to the urban cores, resulting in the vast expansion of mega-cities of 10 to 20 million people in the global South. Proliferation of informal settlements and slums, particularly in the global south, have created the conditions in which urban areas have become the principal sites of social upheaval as people seek to improve their living conditions. Drawing from case studies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the various chapters in this book map and analyse the ways in which the majority of the world exists and struggles in the contemporary urban context.

DATE:            Wednesday, 23 May 2017

VENUE:          ECSECC          Boardroom 1, 12 Gloucester Road, Vincent

TIME:             10:00 – 13:00


Trevor Ngwane is a scholar-activist of long standing whose involvement spans the apartheid and post-apartheid eras. A prolific writer and speaker, he is the national secretary of the South African Sociological Association (SASA), and recently completed a PhD entitled "Amakomiti as Democracy on the Margins: Popular Committees in South Africa’s Informal Settlements", at the University of Johannesburg






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