Phuhlisani and Associates research evictions in the Cape Winelands District Municipality

The Cape Winelands District Municipality has appointed Phuhlisani as the lead agency together with the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) and IR Change to design and run the above programmes in association with local stakeholders. Phuhlisani will also be working closely with the Stellenbosch Law Clinic who have been appointed to develop a legal support service for persons facing eviction.

With respect to the research and the civic education programme Phuhlisani and its Associates seeks to actively engage and involve:

  • organisations representing and providing services to farm workers and dwellers
  • employers and local farmer’s unions
  • relevant spheres of government and key departments.

We aim to ensure that the research design and findings will be robust and credible and enable all the relevant voices to be heard and practical strategies developed. Likewise the education programme should meet the needs of farm workers and drawing on existing local capacity and institutions for its delivery.

The tables below indicates the proposed research and civic education programme schedules:




·         Initial stakeholder engagement and communications


1st - 28th February 2010

·         Research design, survey and key informant interviews, data capture, analysis and write up

1st  March – 14th May 2010

·         Circulation of research synthesis and stakeholder  workshop to assess findings and develop practical strategies going forward


17th - 28th May  2010

·         Handover of research reports and workshop strategy documents

10th June 2010




·         Scan of existing education materials and programmes targeting farm dwellers. Engagement with local support agencies and other roleplayers


1st - 28th February 2010

·         Education programme design, workshop scheduling, participant identification, training of trainers

1st  March – 2nd April 2010

  • Delivery of 20 workshops (four per area) Ashton, Rawsonville, Op die Berg, Wellington, Stellenbosch and a final combined event in Worcester


11th April - 5th June  2010

·         Handover of education materials

10th June 2010

Posted: 2/15/2010 (3:16:36 AM)

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