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Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League Statement - Women’s Day

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 10:41 am | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The Abahlali Women's League will be honouring the power of those women who organised a march to fight for the rights of all women in 1956. We wish to salute the women who said "enough is enough" and ‘no more dompass woza ID’. Now is our ... More >>

Occupiers Attacked by ANC Mob in Verulam

Friday, 30 January 2015, 12:29 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Last night and this morning around a hundred families occupying municipal flats in in Hammond's Farm in Waterloo, Verulam, North of Durban came under sustained attack by an ANC mob and then the Land Occupations Unit, both acting with the support for ... More >>

Now the ANC Have Attacked Sisonke Village

Friday, 3 October 2014, 3:36 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

On Sunday 28 September 2014 the ANC Ward 74 councillor Nolubabalo Mthembu called an ANC meeting to discuss ways of replacing the Land Invasion Unit with an ANC demolition team. This meeting took place at the Lamontville Community hall in the afternoon ... More >>

Local ANC Disrupted an Abahlali meeting in Madlala Village

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 11:35 am | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The Local ANC Disrupted an Abahlali meeting in Madlala Village Yesterday Madlala Village is situated in the South of Durban near Lamontville Township. The settlement was founded by Siza Madlala in 2012. This community was a home to about 389 residents ... More >>

South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo to March in Clare Estate

Monday, 18 November 2013, 1:11 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

We will be marching on Councillor Bhekisane Ngcobo on Monday 18 November 2013. The message of the day is that: FOREMAN RD DEMANDS LAND, HOUSING & DIGNITY IN OUR LIFE TIME. This is the first time that the ratepayers’ associations are supporting an ... More >>

South Africa: Kennedy Road Burns Once Again

Monday, 4 November 2013, 11:33 am | Abahlali baseMjondolo

On Tuesday the Isipingo Transit Camp was flooded once again. It is built on a flood plain and there is no drainage and so there are regular floods. The residents took to the streets and organised a road blockade in protest at the living conditions ... More >>

ANC Thuggery Undermines the Rule of Law Once Again

Friday, 20 September 2013, 3:56 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Yesterday we occupied the centre of Durban in our thousands. After our march some of us went to court, once again, for the Cato Crest matter. We have won a number of orders from the High Court interdicting the eThekwini Municipality from illegally ... More >>

Cato Crest Under Illegal Attack by eThekwini Municipality

Friday, 13 September 2013, 4:09 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The Municipality is Attacking Cato Crest Right Now. Homes are Being Demolished. Media are requested to rush to the scene to witnesses the criminality and inhumanity of this Municipality for themselves. More >>

We Are Under Attack in Cato Crest!

Friday, 6 September 2013, 4:50 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Despite both an undertaking and an Order of Court issued by Durban High Court the eThekwini Municipality is demolishing Cato Crest shacks right now. Comrades are under attack in their own homes. More >>

Our Movement Is Under Attack

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 4:12 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The eThekwini Municipality's Land Invasion Unit has again demolished shacks and evicted residents in Cato Crest without a Court Order. This is despite the undertaking made before the Durban High Court that they will not demolish any shacks in Cato Crest ... More >>

Another Court Interdict in Defence of Cato Crest

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 3:57 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Abahlali baseMjondolo has just secured another interdict in the Durban High Court against the eThekwini Municipality. More >>

Illegal Evictions Happening Right Now In Cato Crest, Durban

Monday, 2 September 2013, 2:00 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The eThekwini Municipality is Currently Evicting People in Cato Crest in Violation of the Law and a Court Order. More >>

All Charges Against the Kwandengezi Eight Dropped

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 2:52 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The KwaNdengezi Eight were amongst the eleven comrades arrested on 19 May this year after a protest against their Councillor, the notorious Nqola (Mduduzi Ngcobo). Charges against some comrades were dropped some time ago and on Friday, 26 July 2013, all ... More >>

Abahlali Basesiyanda March Again to Demand Land & Housing

Friday, 12 July 2013, 2:00 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Tomorrow Abahlali baseMjondolo Siyanda Branch will be protesting about all the beating about bushes on their long promised housing in Siyanda. More >>

Last Night’s Road Blockade by Kennedy Road Residents

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 2:35 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Last night, and again this morning, hundreds of us blocked road around the Kennedy Road shack settlement with burning tyres. There is still a heavy police presence in the settlement. More >>

Nkululeko Gwala Murdered in Cato Crest

Friday, 28 June 2013, 2:03 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Last night Nkululeko Gwala, an Abahlali baseMjondolo member, and a well known and respected housing activist, was murdered in Cato Crest. Twelve shots were fired. The style of this assassination is very similar to the assassination of Thembinkosi ... More >>

"We Are All Turkish Democrats": Solidarity from South Africa

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 12:44 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Abahlali baseMjondolo is a democratic, membership based movement of shack dwellers and other poor people in South Africa. In 2005 our experience of suffering and injustice led us to decided to organize ourselves and to represent ourselves. We are struggling ... More >>

Eleven Abahlali Members Arrested In Kwandengezi

Monday, 20 May 2013, 9:57 am | Abahlali baseMjondolo

The Abahlali baseMjondolo KwaNdengezi branch have vowed to challenge the authoritarian rule of the KwaNdengezi councillor Mduduzi Christian Ngcobo who is known as Ngola. More >>

South Africa: Resisting Home Demolitions

Friday, 17 May 2013, 12:49 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

South Africa: By the Time You Read This, Our Homes May Have Already Been Demolished More >>

Marikana: "They destroyed homes, not structures"

Friday, 10 May 2013, 2:31 pm | Abahlali baseMjondolo

We, as the residents of Marikana, will picket outside Parliament today to show the government that the shacks they destroyed were not unfinished or empty structures, they were our homes that we lived in, that we ate in, that we slept in. More >>