Abahlali baseMjondolo

Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma photo gallery, 2010

Xavier Vahed's pictures from the Abahlali baseMjondolo march on Jacob Zuma, Human Rights Day, 22 March 2010, Durban, South Africa

The High Cost of the Right to the City

Shackdwellers Protest in Mamelodi - March 2010

Notes from a meeting of Abahlali baseMjondolo in preparation for the World Urban Forum (WUF): “The Right to the City”.

Abahlali basemjondolo Occupy Central Durban for the First Time Since the Attacks in September Last Year

Abahlali basemjondolo Occupy Central Durban on 22 March 2010 -'Human Rights Day'

Around 3 000 Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM) members braved serious intimidation from the intelligence services, local party goons and the notoriously violent South African Police to occupy downtown Durban yesterday - which was the South African public holiday in honour of 'Human Rights'.

Abahlali baseMjondolo Has Launched Four New Branches Since the Attack on the Movement in September Last Year

AbM suffered a major set back after they were attacked by a state backed militia last year. But in this statement, issued this afternoon, they report that they have survived the assault and that in fact the movement is growing.

New Wave of Repression in South Africa

An overview of the situation in the wake of the attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo (reposted from Indy Media UK).

Bedtime Stories in Durban

Looking back on the September attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo members in Kennedy Road, Durban, Raj Patel, author of 'Stuffed & Starved' and 'The Value of Nothing' profiles the views of key Abahlali activists including S’bu Zikode, Zodwa Nsibande and Mazwi Nzimande. Though strongly disrupted by the African National Congress-led (ANC) attack in September, Abahlali has continued to meet, while the absence of its leaders from the Kennedy Road settlement has illustrated the deficiencies of the ANC.

Symbol of Hope Silenced

English student Sarah Cooper-Knock responds to the attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo by a state backed ethnic militia.

A Short History of Shacks & Shack Dweller's Struggles in Durban

A short overview of the history of shacks and shack dwellers struggles in Durban with a focus on enclosure, insurgent commoning, and the politics of space.

Michael Neocosmos on the Political Meaning of the Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo

An essay by Michael Neocosmos on the political significance of the attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo and the state of democracy in South Africa. He also develops a periodisation of the failures of post-apartheid democracy.

AbM: Pemary Ridge Thirteen Released, Kennedy Thirteen Still in Detention

As the new wave of state repression against Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) continues the Pemary Ridge Thirteen have been released but the Kennedy Road Thirteen remain in the notorious Westville prison. Bishop Rubin Phillip, who was Steve Biko's Deputy in the South African Student's Organisation in 1969, has called for their immediate release.