Chair of the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee, and National Chairperson, Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI)

A veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle and recognized as one of the most internationally known grassroots activists involved in land tenure and housing issues, Rose Molokoane is the National Chairperson of the 80,000-member South African Homeless People's Federation, their national savings coordinator, and a Board Member of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and the Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP). Based in South Africa, she is also a resident and member of the Oukasie savings scheme in a slum settlement outside Pretoria. Molokoane has initiated federations of savings schemes throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She was awarded the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honor in 2005 for her struggle to bring land and homes to the poor. In the same year, she was appointed to the Council of the South African Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) by South Africa’s Minister of Human Settlements. She has been elected as the Chair of the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee for the coming two years.

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