Durban Hotspots – Cato Manor Service Nondelivery, and South Durban Privatised Wastewater and Port/Petrochem Expansion
Speakers: Faith ka-Manzi, Anne-Marie Debbané and Patrick Bond
Date: Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Two of Durban’s many socio-political hotspots are under the microscope in this seminar. CCS researchers have been exploring Cato Manor service delivery problems with detailed interviews of 150 residents from the hotly contested Wards 30 and 101. In South Durban, long-standing problems with the Veolia privatised wastewater treatment facility and recent developments in the R250 billion port/petrochemical expansion are the subject of further praxis-based research.
Faith ka-Manzi is a UKZN graduate, CCS researcher and Cato Manor resident; Anne-Marie Debbané is Assistant Professor of Geography at San Diego State University; and Patrick Bond is director of CCS and a resident of South Durban.