‘Learning from “The Civic Strike to Live with Dignity” in Buenaventura, Colombia’, with Patrick Kane (UK), 4.30 on 25 April at UKZN.
We’re delighted to offer this chance to meet and hear from Patrick Kane. Patrick has been involved in solidarity activism supporting social movements and trade unions in Colombia for over a decade. He is currently completing doctoral studies at the University of Sussex in the UK, and recently spent two years based in southwest Colombia carrying out field research with social movements.
He is also a research associate for a broader collaborative research project into social movement learning and knowledge production in Colombia, Nepal, South Africa and Turkey, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.
This exciting event will be a public seminar co-hosted with the Paulo Freire Project* . We’ll kick off with drinks and snacks from 4:30pm at the UKZN’s Centre for Visual Arts gallery on Ridge Road.
* of the Centre for Adult Education, School of Education, University of kwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
To help with preparations, PLEASE let us know if you’re planning to come along by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Cindy @ (033) 2644 380.
We will be remembering S’fiso today, 31 May at 2pm, at a memorial service in eKukhayeni.
It is sad and heartbreaking that we woke up to the news of the assassination of Abahlali branch Leader, Sfiso Ngcobo, of Ekukhanyeni branch near Marianridge Abahlali will issue a statement to share more details.
22 May 2018
ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO EMERGENCY PRESS STATEMENT
Assassination in eKukhayeni, Marianhill, Durban
S’fiso Ngcobo, our chairperson in eKukhayeni, was assassinated this evening by unknown gunmen.
We will be able to provide more details on this assassination in the coming hours. Right now comrades are rushing to the family home.
Ndumiso Mnguni, who was shot by the security detail for the Anti-Land Invasion Unit earlier today in the Foreman Road settlement in Clare Estate, is still in hospital, fighting for his life.
Under the rule of the ANC the price for land and dignity continues to be paid in blood. They are our oppressors. We will not retreat.
The struggle continues.
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Land & Dignity!
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Land, Housing Dignity!
Umhlaba Izindlu neSithunzi!
Next up in the Paulo Freire-focused “School of Thought” padkos sessions, Graham Philpott and Mark Butler will open a conversation about the theological foundations and connections in Freire’s life and work.
Although it’s not always known or emphasised in discussions of Paulo Freire, the fact is that Christianity was important – both in his own life, as well in the life-world of many of the people he worked with.
Read more about being part of this discussion here
On 8 May 2018, CLP led a discussion at Diakonia Council of Churches, with the KZN Church Leader’s Group and others about the ‘land’ question. It was an interesting and sometimes uncomfortable discussion which asked a lot of questions with no answers being expected.
More sessions might come from this discussion with spaces being opened up for continuous critical reflection.
This year’s UnFreedom Day was a culmination of a number of consultation processes
with the broad membership of Abahlali. The processes included consultations at a leadership level,
branch level, General Assembly and Land Summit. AbM used the UnFreedom Day to make
announcements on two issues (1) the audited membership is now 50 000 (2) the position of AbM regarding the Land Expropriation without Compensation issue.
Thousands of members from across the country attended the even which was held at Springfield Park.
Read more at here