Building the Solidarity Economy and Movement in Ivory Park, Gauteng – Mapping Research Report 1

This is the first solidarity economy mapping report conducted in a township community. The survey covered households and enterprises that make up Ivory Park township. It also focused on the local solidarity economy cooperative movement. The report mapped the different issues facing households, the community, solidarity and non-solidarity economy enterprises. The report also highlights key solidarity economy solutions such as building local food sovereignty, worker cooperatives, a pre-figurative basic income grant and peoples budget amongst other bottom up solutions to advance the solidarity economy and movement from below in Ivory Park. Ivory Park is a crucial learning site for the solidarity economy. This process is led by the Ivory Park Solidarity Economy Education and Communication Cooperative. This report was launched at a public meeting in the community. At this meeting a community solidarity economy forum was also formed.

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