URBAN – Many women living in informal settlements in KZN say they are still fighting for their dignity.
Tuesday is Women’s Day and these women are aiming to use the day to highlight their plight.
They have the backing of the shack-dwellers’ organisation, Abahlali baseMjondolo.
The Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League has had ongoing run-ins with authorities while fighting for services, housing and basic rights in informal settlements.
But it is hopeful the change of leadership in eThekwini will strengthen relations.
The organisation has also launched Operation Siyakhisana, which mainly encourages women to be self-sufficient.