I am passionate about community organising and DAG gives me the platform to do what I love. Organising is in my blood, and it runs through my veins. Working as an organiser is hard because you must be the eyes and ears of the communities you work with.
Zukiswa is a Project Officer at DAG working on the Asivikelane Cape Town project. Her role entails working closely with Cape Town informal settlement communities. Zukiswa’s main area of work focuses on mobilizing informal settlement residents to participate in monitoring and reporting the maintenance and provision of basic services in their communities. Her duties include, organising and recruiting settlement residents to join the Asivikelane campaign so that they can take ownership and contribute towards the improvement of service delivery in their underprivileged communities. This is done through collecting service delivery information and logging it on the city’s fault reporting system. She enjoys working at DAG because the organisation gives her the capacity, platform, and weapons to challenge all spheres of government. Zukiswa also says, DAG makes her feel at home because the team value teamwork and support each other.