Category Archives: Umlazi

The Mercury: ‘Elitist’ suburb residents reject low-cost houses development

Kwa-Zulu Natal | 2 June 2017, 10:50am
Bongani Hans, The Mercury


Durban – Residents of an upmarket uMlazi suburb have opposed the construction of low-cost houses in the area, saying the development will depreciate property values and lead to many social ills in the middle-class neighbourhood.

Since March, the residents of section-W have been protesting and vandalising already built eThekwini Municipality low-cost houses.

About 200 more houses still need to be built in the space, which the community has earmarked for a clinic, children’s park and recreation centre.

Local councillor Amon Dladla on Thursday accused the residents of being “elitist” for refusing to be associated with the poor in order to protect the value of their properties.  Continue reading

Abahlali launches a branch in Silver City (Umlazi)

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.

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Abahlali baseMjondolo Return to the Constitutional Court Tomorrow

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.

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