29 June 2014
Abahlali press statement
Abahlali launches a branch in Silver City (Umlazi)
Today Abahlali will be launching a branch in Silver City. This settlement is settlement is situated in Umlazi, South Durban.
Today we are pleased that this community will reclaim its membership and join the big family of Abahlali. It is known that the Silver City is one of the shack settlements that are excluded from all kinds of services for political reasons. We are aware that the community is not getting development because it is taken as the voting pool for the ruling party to keep this ward in the hands of the ruling Party.
Launching the Silver City Branch, uMlazi, 29 June 2014
Tuesday11 February, 2014
Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
Abahlali baseMjondolo Return to the Constitutional Court Tomorrow
The Marikana Land Occupation in Cato Crest was founded after an illegal eviction by the eThekwini Municipality. It has been destroyed over and over again by the eThekwini Municipality since March last year. Each time the occupation has been rebuilt. We have been to court and won urgent interdicts against the city preventing them from illegally destroying the occupation. We have marched on the City Hall in our thousands. When we did not receive a reply to our memorandum we organized simultaneous road blockades across the city. Now we are taking this struggle to the Constitutional Court.
by Samora Chapman and Caelin Roodt / 05.11.2013
Now is the time for the whole world to turn their gaze upon the atrocities occurring in the townships of Durban, South Africa. These are real stories from recent clashes between Durban shack dwellers and the powers that be.
On Monday 7 October Nyati Gcinithemba was shot in the chest at the entrance to the uMlazi Courts. He was unarmed, leading a chorus of voices, singing songs of freedom. Nyati and 30 other members of Abahlali base-Mjondolo (a shack dwellers movement) were calling for the release of three fellow activists who had been held by police all weekend for attending protests in uMlazi.
Nyati refused to stop singing, even after being shot, beaten and handcuffed.