2022 Self-Organising Groups

Introducing the Women’s Assembly of 2022

Tshisimani held space in collaboration with the Bonteheuwel Development Forum to extend the space of the Women’s Assembly to working class women’s organisations across the Cape Flats. Through a program of engagement, discussion and sharing women from Heideveld, Delft, Blikkiesdorp, Woodstock, Bonteheuwel, Khayelitsha and Phillip came together to discuss the expectations and possibilities for a joined women’s assembly and the principles on which it should be based. In this workshop the women agreed on themes for the year and formed the education and learning committee – a structure which would co-design workshops for the women’s assembly with Tshisimani and gain skills to facilitate workshops independently in future. 

9 February 2022: The Women discuss their hopes and expectations for the women’s assembly through a high-tea hosted by the Bonteheuwel Development Forum.