Social Cohesion Project
SaVI and the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) are research partners on a nationwide project, led by Freedom House Southern Africa, that seeks to strengthen social cohesion in 16 dynamic communities. The project will run from January 2016 to June 2017. As research partners, our task is to deepen understandings of social cohesion, conflict resolution mechanisms, community violence, and community relations. Our research will feed into capacity- and peace-building projects, conducted by provincial partners, in each community.
SaVI and ACMS are conducting extensive background, statistical, and qualitative analysis. We are directing field work in each location, including in-depth interviews with key stakeholders and community members.
SaVI’s sites of focus are:
De Doorns, Western Cape Makana, Eastern Cape
Dunoon, Western Cape Masiphumelele, Western Cape
Khayelitsha, Western Cape Motherwell, Eastern Cape
ACMS’ sites of focus are:
Alexandra, Gauteng Mamelodi, Gauteng
Cleveland/Denver corridor, Gauteng Madibeng, North West
Diepsloot, Gauteng Makhado, Limpopo
Isipingo, KwaZulu-Natal Musina, Limpopo
KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal Orange Farm, Gauteng