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“Capitalism is incapable of responding to a crisis of this kind”

The lockdown in South Africa has been extended till the end of April. However, the government’s execution of the lockdown, along with decades of under-investment in health, has left the country unprepared.

South Africa’s shack dwellers are being thrown out into the streets

The evictions are happening despite a moratorium on evictions during the countrywide COVID-19 lockdown.

South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo rejects ANC land reform proposal

Though the organization supports the provision for land appropriation, they believe land-reform must be made from below

Shack dwellers South Africa Five-year-old injured in attack on shack dwellers by ANC-supporters in South Africa

Members of South Africa’s Shack Dwellers Movement were attacked by a mob of ruling ANC’s supporters after the councilor unfairly allotted the land meant for the community to ANC supporters

Industrial and Commercial Workers Union The forgotten story of South Africa’s radical trade union

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) was a radical trade union formed on the docks of Cape Town in South Africa during the times of apartheid and segregation.

south africa trade union ANC-affiliated trade union warns of strike against proposed economic reforms in South Africa

The economic reforms announced by the National Treasury would weaken labor rights and advocate for the privatization of state-owned enterprises and export-led growth

Unions threaten aviation strike if South African Airlines CEO is not reinstated

The CEO of South African Airlines, Vuyani Jarana, had recently resigned, alleging that the government was not cooperating in his plan to revive the airline. The unions also demanded the resignation of four members of the company’s board

South African police attack Abahlali settlements, destroy more than 100 homes

The shack-dwellers’ movement has called the demolitions “illegal” as it were carried out without a court order. Members are now rebuilding the shacks, vowing to continue the struggle.

South African elections: ANC hangs on to power despite poorest performance since 94

While the biggest opposition party, the centrist DA also suffered a modest loss, the populist EFF improved its vote share by over 4%

Shack-dwellers movement boycotts the ANC and pledges vote to SRWP

Citing police brutality, arrests and assassinations they have been subjected to by the ANC government, the movement has concluded that voting ANC “is like digging our own graves.”

What is the SRWP’s vision for South Africa?

The newly formed party which is contesting in the May 8 elections has unveiled a number of proposals to transform the social and economic spheres of the country

Activist of Durban shack dwellers’ movement shot at by unknown gunman

The attack took place as activists of the Abahlali baseKhenana were launching its newest branch in the city and celebrating their recent court victories that allowed them to inhabit the land occupation in Cato Crest

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