The Land

City of Cape Town redesigning Imizamo Yethu but residents know nothing...

The City of Cape Town has begun redesigning parts of Imizamo Yethu, the informal settlement in Hout Bay that was devastated by fire at...

Xolobeni Continues To Fight Against A Mine It Doesn’t Want

"In Xolobeni we live in a very traditional way that one can never be compensated for if one is ever removed from the land...

Young People Are Disillusioned By Mandela’s Pan-Africanism

Most young people do not believe former South African president Nelson Mandela was a Pan-Africanist. On the contrary, the youth are quite disillusioned about...

NDZ’s Radical Economic Transformation vs CR17’s New Deal: a summary

The two front-runners for incoming president of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa (CR17) and Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma (NDZ), have outlined their policy positions should...

Xolobeni: Pro-Mining Youth Group Has Strong Ties To Mining Company

Fractures are emerging in the Xolobeni community of the Eastern Cape, as the fallout from a 2018 High Court ruling effectively barring an Australian...

What does the Kiribilly judgment tell us about unlawful evictions and...

Evictions are commonplace in South Africa, due in part to extreme economic inequality and historic land dispossession. The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa's...

Marievale community was once a thriving village till the soldiers came...

The once self reliant people of the Marievale community now wait on the state to prevent the military from terrorising them, and their return...

Claim That Zama Zamas Pose Threat To JHB Is “Xenophobic” –...

The City of Johannesburg is on the brink of impending doom. Well, that is according to a Sunday Times report from November 25. Quoting...

Why Land Occupations Play A Key Role In Land Reform

South Africa’s stagnant land reform process has led to the frustration and delayed dispossession of many. With the conversation of landlessness comes that of...

Andile Mngxitama: populist Gupta-defender or enemy of white supremacy?

Just a year into his political campaign, Andile Mngxitama has emerged as a disruptor in South African politics. He’s been labelled a political agitator...

Abahlali BaseMjondolo Endorse The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party

The shackdwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has announced that it will be voting the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's political party, the...

Anti-migrant Sentiment Fuelling Durban Evictions, Abahlali Claim

Abahlali baseMjondolo on Monday returned to the Durban High Court to apply for another court interdict against eThekwini Municipality. This was following the city’s...

The Land Question Part 2: Why is Malema bent on...

Lack of effective and swift land reform is doing nothing to bridge the huge inequality gap in South Africa. But if we know that...

Why Abahlali baseMjondolo Won’t Contest In The Elections

South African general elections are nearing and one of the major social movements for human rights, Abahlali baseMjondolo say this year’s vote will be...

Minority Front: SA Must Have Separate Ministries For Minorities

"The day Indian minorities say they don't need the Minority Front (MF) to protect their rights and that they're comfortable in the new democracy...

African Countries And The State Of Their Environments: The Best And...

Social and economic changes in Africa are being driven by increasing prosperity and heavy foreign investment. Money has been poured into activities such as...

EFF And Traditional Leaders Unite Over The Land Question

The Economic Freedom Fighters and Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA (Contralesa) have joined forces in the heated debate around land expropriation without compensation...

Marievale residents say SANDF is illegally evicting them from military base

Members of the Marievale community say they have been traumatised almost daily for the past week by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Zindzi Mandela, And The Limits On Black Pain

Far from scrambling to silence the ambassador’s comments on land, the government should be wondering why it is allowing itself to be...

They destroyed his home. Then his case was thrown out of...

On November 27 the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) filed heads of argument in an application for leave to appeal the Durban...
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