Fight against COVID-19 in South Africa
Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level

In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19

Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections

Violent evictions of South African shack dwellers continue amid lockdown

Despite the moratorium on evictions, the government stands by as violent demolitions continue to take place and leave communities vulnerable and without homes

Army brought in to aid illegal evictions in South Africa, several left homeless amid lockdown

The Azania shack dwellers’ settlement of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, was attacked by agents hired by the eThekwini municipality authorities on April 2. 15 shacks were demolished, leaving several people homeless

Solidarity with shack dwellers in South Africa (statement from Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Yanis Varoufakis)

Following a series of violent and illegal evictions of shack dwellers in South Africa, scholars and activists denounce the actions and stand in solidarity with the movement

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