Shack Dwellers’ Movement
eKhenana AbM South Africa An image of hope: Abahlali baseMjondolo’s fight for dignity and land, 17 years on

On November 17, a photo exhibition titled ‘Socialism or Death: Abahlali baseMjondolo on the Frontlines of Struggle’ opened at The Forge in Johannesburg. The work displayed chronicles the years-long struggle of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement to secure land and housing for the urban poor

Lindokuhle Mnguni is third Abahlali baseMjondolo leader to be killed this year

28-year-old Lindokuhle Mnguni, the chairperson of the eKhenana commune of South African shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), was gunned down at his home in Durban on August 20.

“A fearless leader”: South African shack-dwellers’ leader, Lindokuhle Mnguni, assassinated in Durban

Chairperson of the eKhenana commune of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), who was out of prison on bail, was gunned down at his home two days before he was to appear in court. This is the third murder of AbM leaders in eKhenana commune in Cato Crest this year.

Attacks against shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo continue in South Africa

On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa was assassinated.

SA-Abahlali murder Another leader of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement murdered in Durban

Nokuthula Mabaso – a 40 year old mother of four leading AbM’s eKhenana commune – was gunned down the evening before she was supposed to appear in court to oppose the bail of the local ANC chief’s son, who is accused of murdering another eKhenana leader in March

Saudi coalition bombs Yemen hours after Houthi ceasefire declaration and other stories

Today we look at the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen as the war enters its 8th year, violent repression of South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo, and more

South African state escalates repression against shack dwellers’ movement

In the wake of the assassination of two activists from Abahlali baseMjondolo, six members of the movement have been charged with murder

S’bu Zikode: Food sovereignty from the perspective of the urban poor

Presentation by S’bu Zikode to the United Nations Food Systems Summit: A Critical dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food on 16 September 2021

Solidarity with the eKhenana (Canaan) land occupation in South Africa

Statement by prominent activists and intellectuals in solidarity with the South African shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo

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.

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.

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