This is the 13th case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Elana Swanepoel of the University of Johannesburg. This case study revolves around the personal story of Ntutuko Tshabalala who eventually trained as a chef and started the company Nubian Uju Food and Hospitality Solutions, all with the help of two University of Johannesburg urban engagement projects.

I met her at the Saturday morning Soweto Farmers Lab arranged by Dr Naude Malan of izindaba Zokudla and requested that she writes her story.

The narrative in the attached is her own, passionately written and providing context of her upbringing, her inner growth and the opportunities which enabled her development. It is so openly and honestly written, and I have have done only minor editing not to lose the passion. When we are involved in urban engagement, we need to acknowledge the person that is benefiting from the engagement. That is very evident from this story. She is not just a number who benefited, but a person who has been transformed and this transformation will circle out to all those with whom she comes into contact.

This is the 12th case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Mpoki Mwaikokesya, School of Education, University of Dar-es-Salaam. SUEUAA is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic, and social issues in their cities. Since 2015, the university of Dar-es-Salam had been running the annual campus-wide research exhibitions events to the public as one of the ways of improving awareness of its research activities and research outputs and address societal challenges, and some of th

This is the 11th case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Rebecca Marquez of St Scholastica's College, Manila, Philippines. SUEUAA is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic, and social issues in their cities.

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is also a home to street dwellers. More than 190,000 are street dwellers living in pushcarts and makeshift homes, scavenging through garbage for their daily subsistence. They are informal settlers living in the streets with no regular income and no permanent residence. The children play in streets, scavenge through the trash, denied formal education. 

This is the tenth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Zeny Reyes from Philippines Normal University. SUEUAA is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic, and social issues in their cities.

In our fifth case study, we highlighted the development of work taking place at the University of Duhok with regards to  building collaborations with organisations to develop a regional mine action strategy for areas affected by cluster strike and other battle areas. Last year, Professor Mosleh Duhoky stated:

This is the ninth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Professor Kamal Ketuly of the University of Duhok. SUEUAA is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities.

This is the eighth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Dr Naudé Malan and Professor Elana Swanepoel, both of the University of Johannesburg. The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manilla (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

This is the seventh case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Dr Nematollah Azizi of the University of Kurdistan. The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities.

This is the sixth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Dr Zenaida Reyes of the Philippine Normal University. The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manila (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

This is the fifth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Sizar Dosky of the University of Duhok, Iraq. SUEUAA is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic, and social issues in their cities.