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Social Protests and Water Service Delivery in South Africa: Methodology

by Barbara Nompumelelo Tapela in 2013
Map of social protests

Protest action is largely an urban phenomenon. Violent protests tend to occur in low to middle income residential areas. But recent evidence shows increase in rural protests. SA protests are complex, and thus require innovative methods of enquiry, amid politically charged terrains. This presentation looks at models for understanding social protests and understanding when they occur.