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Autumn Newsletter 2018
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Dear SLF members, supporters and followers,

Welcome to our quarterly newsletter! As usual, the year has kicked off with plenty of activity and excitement.

Over the past three months SLF staff members have been busy in a range of research, engagement and innovation activities. Among all of this work has been a series of ongoing programmes and projects that work to drive SLF in its broader ambition of enhancing quality of life for people in South Africa's emerging cities.

SLF Directors Andrew Charman and Leif Petersen, in collaboration with Thiresh Govender are drafting a book on South Africa's Township Economy which will be published in the last half of 2018.

In March SLFs Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise (ULMEG) project, in collaboration with UrbanWorks held its second successful solution Lab in Cape Town on the 23rd of March 2018. The objective of this event was to facilitate a discussion among influential stakeholder from civil society, government and business around the challenge of unlocking land in the township economy. To inform the discussion, SLF/UrbanWorks showcased the results of our research on land systems constraints in Ivory Park.

Linked to Cape Town's ongoing water crisis, The Bucket Loads of Health (BLH) project conducted by Gill Black and Jessica Drewett have been conducting participatory action research workshops with community members from Enkanini, in Stellenbosch to better understand their relationship and accessibility to water.

In February, SLF staff members Rory Liedeman and Farida Ryklief attended a global gathering hosted in Kerala, India to discuss how organisations can build sustainable inclusion and enhance participation of marginalised communities and share their groundbreaking work with the Delft Safety Group.

Finally, the SLF team completed important work with the Philippi Economic Initiative (PEDI) in order to encourage economic inclusion in the Philippi area. The final report will be used as a tool to lobby CoCT government officials to advance this initiative through creating better trading spaces for micro-enterprise growth. .

We are currently embarking on a new website to better display our passions, values and identity as an organisation. This will be launched in the near future, so keep an eye out for this new venture!

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation.


-Edited by Megan Cooke
Second Successful Solutions Lab: Unlocking Land for Micro- Enterprise Growth (ULMEG)
SLF in collaboration with UrbanWorks held its second successful solution Lab in Cape Town on the 23rd of March 2018. The event saw specialists discuss complex issues around spatial inequality faced in South African Urban townships.


 
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A Development Vision for Informal Micro-Enterprises in Philippi East Industrial Area

. The project rationale is to develop a strategy for accelerating economic inclusion in the Philippi area.
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Bucket Loads of Health Enkanini Workshop
Our Wellcome funded Bucket Loads of Health public engagement project interacted with community members from Enkanini in Stelllenbosch to understand their relationship and accessibility to water.




 
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Action Research and Community Engagement Workshop held in Kerala, India
The Institute of Development Studies (UK) in connection with a project funded by The British Academy entitled "Building sustainable inclusion from intersecting inequalities to accountable relationships” hosted a workshop in February of 2018.
 
 
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