S'bu Zikode

Abahlali baseMjondolo leader S’bu Zikode’s life is ‘in grave danger’

S'bu Zikode

Abahlali baseMjondolo continues to be subject to assassination in Durban. This article, from the Daily Maverick in Johannesburg, reports on recent threats to the movement.

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.

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.

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.

The ANC Has Invaded Kennedy Road

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

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.

Resisting degradations and divisions: an interview with S'bu Zikode

S'bu Zikode

S’bu Zikode is the elected president of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a radical and radically democratic shackdwellers’ movement in South Africa that has committed itself to waging its struggles independently from party-political and NGO control. This is an excerpt from a longer interview.

Land and housing - S'bu Zikode

Text of a speech by S'bu Zikode at the Diakonia Council of Churches Economic Justice Forum in Durban on 28 August 2008 addressing the housing situation in Durban, calling for a new kind of grassroots and radically democratic communist project, and ends with a proposal for ten demands around which a united front for a democratic and just city can be built.

When choices can no longer be choices - S'bu Zikode

S'bu Zikode speaking at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban

S'bu Zikode wrote this article in early 2007 when he was finally forced out of his job at a petrol station as punishment for his political activities with Abahlali baseMjondolo. As of March 2008 he remains unemployed.

We are the restless majority - S'bu Zikode

S'bu Zikode's article after Abahlali baseMjondolo's successful anti-electoral campaign in 2006.