Self-Organising Groups


Umthombo Wolwazi

A reading group collective based in Khayelitsha that was formed as of ongoing engagement with activists in the area.

Women's Assemblies

The Women’s Assembly started in 2020 as a collaboration between the Bonteheuwel Development Forum (BDF) and the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. Towards the end of 2019, Tshisimani had a particular interest in feminist organising and power and intended to start a feminist forum similar to that of Umthombo Wolwazi where activists could engage ideas of feminism and activism. The covid-19 pandemic meant that this idea would take a significant shift towards a more meaningful and supportive forum which could support women who had taken on the call to feed and provide for communities suffering under the brunt of the covid-19 pandemic and the various stages of lockdown.