Category Archives: Previous Meals

The Padkos Gig

PADKOS NO 20 Music & Poetry – 24th February 2012 We’re arranging a great afternoon of live music and poetry, snacks and drinks, from 3 till 5 pm – so make sure you can join us! There’ll be some poetry from Madalitso Mtine (Chair of the CLP Board), Hannah Butler (2011 winner Schools Poetry Competition

People think! Neocosmos’s comments on democracy

PADKOS NO 22 For this edition of your Padkos we’re sharing Michael Neocosmos’ “Comments on democracy”, which were the basis for last week’s hugely successful Padkos event. The Church Land Programme (CLP), and all those comrades and friends that were able to join us for the conversation with Michael, are very grateful to him for

Fast in Solidarity

PADKOS NO 23 We are supporting the call for an international 24-hour fast in solidarity with hunger strikers in Israeli prisons. In the past we have played humorously with the language of food for our Padkos resources, because ‘padkos’ is Afrikaans for ‘food for the road’. For this edition we are not inclined to make

Join us to hear S’bu Zikode and Marie Huchzermeyer

PADKOS NO 24 Date: 22 June Time: starting at 13.00 Venue: Church Land Programme offices, 340 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg RSVP: Cindy (email: or tel: 033 2644 380)Church Land Programme is honoured to host two of this country’s leading experts on the politics of urban housing and land. Zikode, chairperson of the South African shack-dweller

The Traditional Courts Bill

PADKOS NO 25 Reminder: This Friday: hear S’bu Zikode (Abahlali BaseMjondolo), Marie Huchzermeyer (Wits University) on The Right to the City, followed by live music with Nosihe and the Afrocentrics! There’s a widespread expectation that CLP, being an NGO, should ‘engage’ government policy a lot. Regular readers of CLP’s Padkos will not be surprised that

The Marikana Massacre

PADKOS NO 26 On Friday afternoon, some of us at CLP had the opportunity to participate in a memorial service for those killed in the Marikana massacre. I say ‘participate’ because it wasn’t possible to just ‘attend’ such a service. The opportunity to light a candle in memory of each person slain; to hear from