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Popular Democratic Power is the Way to Challenge Inequality

Thapelo Mohapi23 November 2016, Oslo, Norway
Fighting Inequality – Talks on How to Change the World

Thapelo Mohapi

Greeting to all. I am Thapelo Mohapi the current elected General Secretary of the movement Abahlali baseMjondolo. I would like to begin by thanking our friends at Norwegian People’s Aid for the invitation to participate in this discussion.

Abahlali baseMjondolo is a democratic movement of shack dwellers and other impoverished and marginalized people in South Africa. Last year we celebrated our tenth anniversary. We are the biggest popular movement to have emerged in post-apartheid South Africa. Our movement was formed in Durban 2005 to fight for, promote and advance the interests and dignity of shack dwellers and other impoverished people. Although we do have branches in other cities, and are expanding into other provinces, our movement is concentrated in the city of the Durban and the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading

Thapelo Mohapi, chairperson of the Briardene AbM branch, speaking on xenophobia in Grahamstown with Fezokuhle Mthonti – 28 May 2015

Thapelo Mohapi, chairperson of the Briardene AbM branch, speaking on xenophobia in Grahamstown yesterday. Fezokuhle Mthonti was the other speaker on the panel. Other speakers included Ernest Wamba-dia-Wambia, Sizwe Mabizela and Michael Neocosmos as well as a representative of the Congolese Solidarity Campaign.