Abahlali baseMjondolo

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.

Zabalaza, Unfinished Struggles against Apartheid: The Shackdwellers’ Movement in Durban

This article by Nigel Gibson gives an overview of the emergence of Abahlali baseMjondolo in 2005. Much has changed since then - the movement has grown enormously and the early ambivalence about the ANC on the part of some militants was decisively broken in 2006 - but this is a classic account of the early days of the movement.

Martin Legassick on the Macassar Village Land Occupation in Cape Town

The Macassar Village Land Occupation, organised by Abahlali baseMjondolo, has rocked Cape Town. In a context where all political parties support the criminalisation of land invasions and the violent 'eradication' of shacks Martin Legassick has publicly defended the invasion.

We are the Third Force - S'bu Zikode

Assembly, Foreman Road Shack Settlement, Durban

S'bu Zikode's article in response to the attempts of the South African government to attack the shack dwellers' movement.