Two shack dwellers have been hospitalized after the South African police, along with a notorious private security agency, attacked yet another informal settlement organized by Abahlali baseMjondolo.
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
Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections
Despite the moratorium on evictions, the government stands by as violent demolitions continue to take place and leave communities vulnerable and without homes
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
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