Between April to July 2020, we successfully completed Phase 1 of the project activities, and undertook 600 telephonic/socially-distant interviews using the digital data collection platform ComCare. There were 200 interviews undertaken in each of the three sites – Sweet Home Farm; Overcome Heights; and Delft. Tremendous thanks goes to the residents who gave of their time to share their experiences of the socio-environmental disaster risks they faced (flood; rapid fires; drought/water access issues), and the ways they intersected with other stresses – COVID-19, unemployment, an absent state, poverty, violence and crime. Tremendous thanks also goes to the GCRF Water and Fire Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and researchers working in the field, who come from these residential areas on the Cape Flats, and who have also experienced these stressors.
- Community and; Stakeholder engagement events in Overcome Heights, Sweet Home Farm and Delft
- Postdoctoral research position available
- Podcast: ‘Township in Lockdown’ (Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation)
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