Nkosikhona Swaartbooi

1st February 2018

Lesson from Nkosikhona – 

“You need to be willing to take risks in order to effect real change”

Sarita, Nkosikhona and Reclaim The City campaign.

Nkosikhona talking in relation to the occupations of sites by members of the Reclaim the City Campaign in Woodstock and Seapoint areas.

Nkosikhona Swaartbooi is head of the Organising team within Ndifuna Ukwazi. We first met him in October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

As a resident of Khayelitsha – (a township 30km outside of Capetown) Nkosikhona is acutely aware of the spatial and racial segregation and the embedded housing inequalities that remain in South Africa.

"Reclaim The City Campaigners discussing current occupation and their future strategies at a public meeting organised and facilitated by Nkosikhona"
"Interview with Nkosikhona explains how the occupation came about and some of the tactics used"

Video: Reclaim The City supporters attempting to gain access to a meeting regarding affordable housing