Rise and fall of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African social movement

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dc.contributor.author Mdlalose, Bandile
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T19:23:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-20T19:23:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12
dc.identifier.citation Mdlalose, B. (2004). The rise and fall of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African social movement. Politikon, 41(3), 345-353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02589346.2014.990149 en
dc.identifier.issn 1470-1014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/56715
dc.description Abstract only en
dc.description.abstract The Abahlali baseMjondolo organisation rose as a grassroots social movement in South Africa in the mid-2000s, but since the 2014 election, has taken a change of direction away from its original purpose. Mdlalose recounts, from personal experience, the internal problems that caused the dissolution of this promising organization. Mdlalose points to the roles of outsiders, funders, academics and the media in contorting the organizations path, and identifies internal concerns such as problems in the lines of communication, vanguardism and strains of sexism and tribalism that counteracted the organizations goals. The author also highlights concerns with leadership decisions and necessity to learn from past failures for the organization to move forward. en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject GRASSROOTS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS en
dc.subject VANGUARDISM en
dc.subject SEXISM en
dc.subject TRIBALISM en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.title Rise and fall of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African social movement en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107362
idrc.project.title People, Places, and Infrastructure: Countering Urban Violence and Promoting Justice in Mumbai, Rio, and Durban en
idrc.copyright.holder South African Association of Political Studies
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Politikon
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