Housing Assembly was formed in 2009, to address housing inequality in Cape Town. They organise shack dwellers, back-yarders, people living in Transit Camps and those living in social housing. The Housing Assembly is represented in over 20 communities and has 6,500 members and over 400 frontline activists. The struggle for housing represents the disillusionment of millions of poor people who feel that the promise of better lives for all, made in 1994, when apartheid ended, has been broken.
“We learn from each other not from a book”
South African housing rights activist, Faeza Meyer in conversation with Saranel Benjamin from War on Want