Abahlali baseMjondolo

Party Politic vs Living Politic in Kennedy Road

This lecture critiques devastating role of party politics in society which divides and controls people. It argues for living politics which unites people, particularly the poor.

Statement in support of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Statement by Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek and others in support of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Living Learning

Abalahli baseMjondolo logo

An introduction to the new pamphlet by Abahlali baseMjondolo launched in Pinetown (near Durban) at an event attended by hundreds of people, two days before the ANC militia attacked Kennedy Road.

The ANC Has Invaded Kennedy Road

S'bu Zikode's first hurried notes on the ANC atrocities in the Kennedy Road settlement.

ANC atrocity in South African shack settlement

On Saturday 26 September, Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers movement, was attacked in the Kennedy Road settlement, Durban, by an armed mob chanting ethnic slogans and backed, fully, by the ANC. This article is based on a report from an Abahlali member in Durban.

Bishops speaks out on the attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban

The Anglican Bishop of South Africa has issued a statement on the attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo

Housing activists murdered in Durban

Activists in the South African shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo have been attacked in Durban, leaving several dead.

Cape Town housing activist's trial begins

Mzonke Poni, Chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, is scheduled to stand trial on the charge of public violence on Tuesday 29 September 2009.

Simon Saunders Interviews Abahlali baseMjondolo in London

Interview with a South African housing activist about recent struggles in Durban.

Abahlali baseMjondolo: ‘a homemade politics’

Matt Birkinshaw, a researcher from London, spent three months living in Abahlali baseMjondolo communities in Durban and Cape Town in 2008. This paper, prepared for a conference in Manchester, gives a brief but useful overview of the movement.