Political Education in Urban Land and Housing

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Researcher/curriculum design position (part-time contract post – approx.. 3 months)

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is committed to supporting social movements in their struggles for social justice. In partnership with Ndifuna Ukwazi and the Social Justice Coalition, Tshisimani has launched a new area of work to support struggles for urban justice across South Africa. This project aims to connect ongoing struggles for land and housing with the local and global forces that create them, and the possibilities for building more just cities in South Africa and elsewhere.

Project deliverables include the collaborative design of an adaptable urban activists’ induction course, a series of pilot trainings in July, a train-the-trainers 4-day workshop in late August, and a course guide by the end of September.

We are seeking 1 – 2 activist students or young professionals to join the team working on this project. Responsibilities will include research, collaboration with partner organizations, curriculum design, and logistics. This is a part-time placement with negotiable time commitments and would suit students registered for postgraduate study in this area. Start date is immediate, and will continue until the end of September 2017 when the project phase comes to an end.

Qualifications: A passionate interest in urban land justice, politics, and popular education is a requirement. A higher education qualification and/or experience in urban policy, theory, practice or a related field would be a strong recommendation. We also require excellent research, communication and logistics skills.

Stipend is negotiable and based on the qualifications of the applicant. The post is based in Mowbray, Cape Town. Only black applicants will be considered for this post. Please apply with a full CV and letter of motivation to Zhulfa.Boltman@tshisimani.org.za by Wednesday 28th June 2017.

Part Time Work – Videographers

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We are keen to employ videographers for the purposes of filming and editing our events and lectures. Work may also involve taking down written notes of texts and resources mentioned by speakers. The work will be on an ad-­hoc basis and payment will be up to R150.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Attention to detail, being on time and meeting deadlines are essential.


The camera equipment is provided. You will be required to set up in advance of any event, be attentive to picture and sound quality, ensure the safe transfer and storage of footage, and make sure the equipment is stored and charging at the end of a session.


You will need to edit on your own computer and editing software, and produce work consistent with the Centre’s current template. A brief and assets will be provided.

If you are interested please send your CV, contact details, software experience, links to any video work you may have online, and times when you are available to info@tshisimani.org.za.