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The Restoration of our Human Dignity is not Negotiable

The Restoration of our Human Dignity is not Negotiable

Talk given by S’bu Zikode at the Mzala Nxumalo Centre conference on ‘The Future of the Left, South Africa in a Global Context’, 10 June 2017

I would like to thank the Mzala Nxumalo Centre for inviting us to speak at this conference. I only received this invitation because of the movement that I am part of so I would also like to thank Abahlali baseMjondolo for entrusting me with this responsibility to represent our views.

Abahlali baseMjondolo has about thirty five thousands members in 38 branches in KZN, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng. In July this year we will be launching our first branch in Mpumalanga province, in Vukuzakhe Township. Our members are fundamentally committed to the struggle for land, housing and dignity. We have occupied and held land across this city. Some of our members have been arrested, assaulted, slandered, tortured and murdered in the this struggle.  Continue reading

The Future of the Left – South Africa in a Global Context

 

 
The Future of the Left – South Africa in a Global Context

 

08 June 2017

 

18h00 – 18h10 Welcome: Derek Buchler
18h10 – 18h20  

Introductory Remarks: Noel Solani

 

18h20 – 18h45  

Keynote Panel:  Setting the scene: What is the Left? Brief overview of the crises of socialism from the late 20th century and the challenges for the Left

Panel: Panelist TBC, Joel Netshitenzhe and Jeremy Cronin (TBC)

Chair: John Pampallis

 

18h45 – 19h00  

“Mzala’s views and their applicability in contemporary South Africa” – Percy Ngonyama

 


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