South Africa
Community at the heart of hunger struggle in South Africa

Communal gardens and farming enterprises are the beginning of sustainable food sovereignty in South Africa, but a basic income grant is essential to address hunger in the shorter term.

Assassins of South African trade unionist at large as labor dispute continues

Malibongwe Mdazo, an organizer of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, who had led a 7,000-worker strike last month, was publicly gunned down at the doorstep of Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, amidst a labor dispute on August 19

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.

South African court orders judicial review of permits for arms export to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The court also ordered the government body responsible for implementing the country’s  National Conventional Arms Control Act to publicly disclose the names of all South African companies that have obtained permits to export weapons to the two Arab countries

To end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, we need to end inequities

At 40 years since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the People’s Health Movement speaks to South African activist Mark Heywood

South African dockworkers to boycott Israeli ships until total liberation of Palestinian people: Union

The dockworkers continue to boycott work on the Israeli ship Zim Shanghai which arrived at Durban port on May 20. All ships carrying cargo to and from Israel will be boycotted by dockworkers, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) told Peoples Dispatch

Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali’s George Bonono who was released on bail

George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement’s eKhenana occupation.

Ronnie Govender: ‘Unbowed, Unbroken’

The South African activist and man of letters used language as a weapon to defend the marginalized and reflect upon the people, places and culture that defined him

Bail plea hearing of Abahlali’s George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies

Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder 

Global cry to demand release of South African activists

Leaders from Abahlali baseMjondolo were imprisoned and slapped with serious charges on May 4 in what activists call a politically motivated farce

Leader of shack-dwellers’ movement arrested by South African police for ‘conspiracy’ to murder

George Mqapheli Bonono, the deputy president of Abahlali baseMjondolo, was arrested on May 4. The movement maintains that it is a politically motivated attempt by the police to discredit the organization at the behest of the ruling ANC

The freedom of this country has been stolen

Abahlali, a movement that fights for land, housing and dignified living, organized a commemoration of ‘Unfreedom Day’ to draw awareness to the injustices and inequalities still faced by the masses in South Africa

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