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Video: Salma Ismail Shares the Triumph of The Victoria Mxenge Housing Project in Victoria Mxenge

The Victoria Mxenge Housing ProjectSalma Ismail, author of The Victoria Mxenge Housing Project: Women building communities through social activism and informal learning and academic based at UCT’s Higher and Adult Education Studies and Development Unit, held a launch for the book at the Derek Hannekom Community Center in Victoria Mxenge.

The event was imbued with an air of celebration and triumph. Ismail spoke about the history of the Victoria Mxenge Housing Association, a collection of rural women who succeeded in build their own houses. She says it was a great triumph for the women, and a model for citizenship and advocacy.

Patricia Matolengwe, chairperson of The Victoria Mxenge Housing Association, and Tumi Mabelane from the Department of Human Settlements, also spoke at the event.

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