Category Archives: evictions

Daily News: Dwellers vow to fight for homes


Durban – Cato Manor shack dwellers are refusing to leave the area, saying they would rather let the government dig their graves where they are staying. They have vowed to fight until the bitter end.


This was because of the demolition of their shacks over the past four days, resulting in violent clashes that have left people injured.  Continue reading

GroundUp: Durban land invasion unit accused of trampling homes and human rights


Cato Manor residents say eThekwini Municipality carried out brutal and illegal evictions

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Cato Manor shack dwellers gathered to listen to Abahlali baseMjondolo’s general secretary Thapelo Mohapi. They armed themselves with makeshift shields and sticks for protection, they said. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo


Shack dwellers in Cato Manor, Durban, say evictions and demolitions carried out by the eThekwini Municipality from Saturday to Monday left many homeless and injured. They accuse the municipal land invasion unit of brutality, theft and acting illegally.   Continue reading

Illegal Eviction in the Gabon Settlement, Daveyton, East Rand, Ekurhuleni

Monday, 18 September 2017
Abahlali baseGabon Statement

Illegal Eviction in the Gabon Settlement, Daveyton, East Rand, Ekurhuleni

On 4 October last year a large number of people were evicted by the Red Ants from a section of the Gabon settlement, in Daveyton. For three months they stayed with friends and families in the area, or moved to rural areas. In January they started occupying vacant land adjacent to the settlement. There were 211 people that participated in this new occupation.   Continue reading

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