This Thursday join us for a showing of the
award-winning documentary, Favela Rising, at 1pm!
Please RSVP to Cindy at 033 264 4380.
Our small dynamic team wants a dedicated activist to join the organisation in Pietermaritzburg.
For further information click here
CLOSING DATE: 5.00pm 5 April 2013
Living and Struggling with Dignity
“What may appear as a shack to other people, to me and my family, is a house, and I am very proud of it… It is quite disturbing that there are people who refer to my house as a ‘land claim shack,’” wrote Mrs. Florence Zondi in response to a regional newspaper report regarding her family’s land.
Gogo Zondi, as she is affectionately referred to, is a widow, who along with her family has been farming on their land for decades. At 89, she continues to work the land and be a symbol of immense perseverance and courage in the midst of a society plagued by injustice. Read more…
… In light of the government’s failure to address the unlawful arrest of school children, illegal cattle impoundment, forced evictions and land distribution issues, we have been emboldened to march in order to keep the Department of Land Affairs (Department of Rural Development and Land Reform), and the Department of Justice accountable for their responsibilities…Read more – RN March 2012
16 September 2012
Abahlali BaseMjondolo Press StatementIn 2009 Siyanda residents near KwaMashu were evicted by the Dept. of Transport and relocated from their shacks into Transit camps so they could build the road which is known as Dumisani Makhaye (R577). The residents contested the eviction in the streets and in the courts but an eviction order was granted by the Durban High Court and the residents were evicted and relocated on 17 March 2009. Read more……..