Abahlali baseMjondolo

Fanonian Practices and the Politics of Space in Post-Apartheid South Africa

A Fanonian critique of the politics of space in post-apartheid South Africa.

Anarchism, the state and the praxis of contemporary antisystemic social movements

This thesis is dedicated to providing a theoretical and historical account of the way antisystemic movements have developed and changed.

The Politic of Land & Housing

This is the full text of a talk given by S'bu Zikode to a group of students from the University of Chicago at the University of Cape Town today. Zikode is the leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a militant but very thoughtful, creative and democratic squatters' movement which is the largest social movement to have emerged in post-apartheid South Africa.

My life as a security guard - Oppressors gain at expense of the oppressed

Mashumi ‘Lindela’ Figlan, a South African security guard, writes about his working life, the bosses and unions and conditions in the industry.

South African Communist Party Attacks Road Blockades as 'anarchist and reactionary'

Abahlali baseMjondolo Road Blockade in Cape Town

The South African Communist Party (SACP), long considered one of the most Stalinist Communist Parties anywhere, has joined the liberal NGOs in their attempt to rally public opinion against a two week long wave of popular protest in Cape Town that has included numerous road blockades and some damage to state property. The SACP statement, and a reply from Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, are both reproduced here.

The Work of Violence: a timeline of armed attacks at Kennedy Road

The School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has just published an academic report on the attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo in the Kennedy Road settlement last year.

A Letter to Our German Comrades

A letter from Abahlali baseMjondolo to their comrades in Germany (they have close ties to Basta! in Wuppertal).

Serving our Life Sentence in the Shacks

Zodwa Nsibande and S'bu Zikode, both founding members of Abahlali baseMjondolo on poverty as a life sentence - policed with paranoid vigilance by both the state and the authoritarian (white) left.

A Quiet Coup: South Africa’s largest social movement under attack as the World Cup Looms

Abahlali baseMjondolo Demand the Right to the City in Cape Town

Toussaint Losier, a student at the University of Chicago who has spent long periods immersed in South Africa's radical movements, reports on the repression faced by Abahlali baseMjondolo as the World Cup looms.

LCAP in solidarity with South African people’s movement – Abahlali baseMjondolo

Today the London Coalition Against Poverty organised a gesture of solidarity with political prisoners from Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, South Africa.