AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Abahlala baseMjondolo

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This is democracy

In Durban, South Africa, “shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes … … and threw them into transit camps, where they live ‘like a fish in a tin’, waiting for more permanent housing that never comes.

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

POLITICAL “ETHNICITY”

Last week three people were killed and scores of others injured or left homeless in attacks on members of a poor squatters movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, outside the country’s third-largest city, Durban. The attackers shouted: “‘The AmaMpondo are...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

THE CRIME OF BEING POOR

Sbu Zukide of Durban, South Africa, squatter group Abahlala baseMjondolo, speaks on the expectations and struggles of poor people in postapartheid South Africa.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND AND HOUSING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Two leaders of Durban, South Africa, shack dwellers movement, Abahlala baseMjondolo are in New York City “… building networks of solidarity with those engaged in similar struggles in this country.” Mazwi Nzimande and Reverend Mavuso will also...