Category Archives: protest

The Times: Durban shack dwellers demand end to violent evictions

Durban shack dwellers demand end to violent evictions.

Durban shack dwellers demand end to violent evictions.
Image: Lwandle Masoka

 

Lwandle Masoka, The Times 

Thousands of shack dwellers embarked on a protest march from Durban’s Curries Fountain to the city hall on Monday morning calling for an end to violent and brutal evictions.

The march by Abahlali baseMjondolo members comes in the wake of a man dying following clashes between eThekwini municipality security services and shack dwellers in eMansenseni two weeks ago. Continue reading

Memoranda of demands from the branches for the march on 26 June 2016

Tomorrow we march in Bizana and in Durban. Our mass protest task team for the Durban march have been busy preparing, and today we were finalising and compiling all the memoranda from our branches into one main memorandum. Each branch has held its own discussions and developed its own memorandum and all these memoranda have been worked into a single document. We will also hand over each of the memoranda received from the branches.

Kusasa siyabangena!

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Abahlali to March in Durban and Bizana on Monday

Saturday, 24 June 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Abahlali to March in Durban and Bizana on Monday

Abahlali baseMjondolo will march to the Durban Mayor Cllr Zandile Gumede on Monday, 26 June 2017. The march will start from Curries Fountain Sports Grounds at 9:00am and finish at 12:00pm at the Durban City Hall. The Memoranda will be handed over to both the Mayor of eThekwini and to the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Each branch has carried out its own process to produce its own set of demands. We will be demanding the restoration of our dignity, an end to violent and brutal evictions and land, housing and dignity for all.   Continue reading

We March on the Durban City Hall on 26 June 2017

14 June 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement

We March on the Durban City Hall on 26 June 2017

When the new mayor, Zandile Gumede, took office last year we were promised a new era in the City’s relationship with its impoverished residents. We asked for and were promised an end to evictions and repression. We asked for and were promised participatory democracy and participatory development. We asked for and were promised honesty and respect. We asked for and were promised justice for the repression that we had faced in the past, including the armed attacks by ANC supporters in 2009, and the assassinations in 2013 and 2014.  Continue reading

M&G: Undoing the silences that become lies

Richard Pithouse, Mail & Guardian

On May 11, Karabo Mokoena’s body, burnt and mutilated, was found in a ditch, discarded along with the ordinary detritus of our lives, in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Her name took a very public place, along with Anene Booysen, Reeva Steenkamp, Nokuphile Khumalo, Rachel Tshabalala, Nosipho Mandleleni and so many others, in the grim record of what our society does to women.  Continue reading