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Braathen, Einar  (2006) Local Politics of Conflict: The transformation of a township in Durban/eThekwini. CCS Seminar : 1-11.

The paper deals with the political transformation of the Lindelani township, from the area in metropolitan Durban hardest hit by political violence, to a relatively peaceful 'normal' township in post-apartheid South Africa. It describes details in a transition from IFP domination to ANC rule, with gradual improvements in housing conditions and service delivery starting under the IFP warlord Shabalala, and with streamlining of an amalgamated municipal system in 2000. The limits of the current ANC rule regarding community participation, (grassroots) democracy and poverty reduction are pinpointed.

The paper is part of a larger work, including analysis of the KIDS survey data and a comparison with the Ricmond area (Midlands),with the aim of transcending the current theories on social capital and community based development. The seminar presentation will draw on some of that material.

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