Shack Dwellers’ Movement
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 

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

Unfreedom Day in South Africa

Ahead of the national holiday commemorated for the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa, a leader of the shack dwellers movement declared, “We are burning because of the conditions we live under.”

Abahlali baseMjondolo celebrates 15 years of revolutionary struggle for land, housing and dignity

The shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, the following day, relaunched the eKhenana branch of the movement.

Undeterred by evictions, South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo continues struggle

Mqapheli George Bonono of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, talks about the struggles of those who are being evicted by authorities and the resistance they are putting up

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

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