Author Archives: Abahlali

GroundUp: Hundreds of shacks demolished in Khayelitsha

Land occupiers say they will rebuild until City finds solution


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The City of Cape Town Anti-land Invasion Unit demolished hundreds of shacks in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
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Land occupiers in Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, were left homeless after the Anti-land Invasion Unit (ALIU) demolished shacks on the weekend. Some of the occupiers said they had been living on the land for about three months prior to the demolition.   Continue reading

Repression and State Criminality in uMlazi and Cato Manor

Tuesday 05 September 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA Press Statement

Repression and State Criminality in uMlazi and Cato Manor

Yesterday two members of Abahlali were attacked by unknown people in our Silver City branch in uMlazi. The two men, who are serving in the local Abahlali structure were abducted by a group of men and forced into a car with no registration number. They were then taken to the house of the local ward councillor.  They were beaten and tortured for two hours at the home of the ward councillor by the same men that had abducted them. After this they were taken to the police station by these men.  Continue reading

Tomorrow We Return to the Durban High Court as State Criminality Continues to Escalate

Thursday, 31 August 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Tomorrow We Return to the Durban High Court as State Criminality Continues to Escalate

On 27 July 2017 the eThekwini Municipality was interdicted against demolishing, burning, removing or otherwise destroying and disposing of housing structures or threatening to do so in seven land occupations where residents are affiliated to Abahlali baseMjondolo. Those whose homes had been destroyed were given the right to rebuild them.   Continue reading

GroundUp: “We should be able to stay in cities where we work”

“We should be able to stay in cities where we work”

Activists from across the country meet to take housing struggle forward


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Housing activists gathered at Khayelitsha’s Isivivana Centre on Tuesday night. Photo: Thembela Ntongana
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“There are people who are being killed in Durban. There are people who are being ill-treated and their only crime is being poor, and that they want to stay in places that are closer to town,” said Thapelo Mohape from Abahlali baseMjondolo based in KwaZulu Natal.  Continue reading

GroundUp: City of Cape Town ordered to buy land for Marikana residents

Court ruling ensures that 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes


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The Western Cape High Court ruling ensures that some 60,000 residents of the Marikana informal settlement in Cape Town will not be evicted. Photo: Masixole Feni
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The City of Cape Town has been ordered to negotiate with the owners to purchase the land on which the Marikana informal settlement is located. Judge Chantal Fortuin handed down this landmark judgment in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, ensuring that about 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes in Philippi East.   Continue reading