The Land

#AccommodationIsLand: “We Are All Here Because We Are Black And Landless”

In the wake of an imbizo held on Wednesday at the University of Witwatersrand, students marched through the streets of Braamfontein to protest against...

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...

Julius Malema On Land: Only Death Will Stop Us

“If South Africans are afraid of expropriating the land without compensation because of sanctions and backlash, then don’t vote for the EFF,” the...

We All Have To Demand Justice For Marikana

"Marikana could happen again" was the powerful message that emerged from a film screening and panel discussion which took place at the...

ESCR: SA Must Fulfil Its Human Rights Obligations For All South...

On Saturday the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) co-hosted a solidarity meeting with Abahlali baseMjondolo in partnership with Socio-Economic Rights...

100 Mandela Moments: A Review

July 18, 2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The first democratically elected president of the Republic of South Africa would have turned 100...

Bo-Kaap Interdicted For Protesting For Their Community

The Bo-Kaap community was interdicted by one of the developers who are seeking to gentrify the community. On July 4, the Blok Urban Living...

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...

Poverty, Evictions And Court Disputes: The Sad Reality Of eThekwini’s Poor...

Court disputes between Abahlali baseMjondolo and eThekwini City continue, following ‘illegal’ and brutal evictions of about 150 families, which were carried out by eThekwini...

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...

SANDF Attempt To Use Police To Evict Marievale Residents

On 9 May, the Pretoria High Court ruled that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would need to vacate the former army base...

Cato Manor Community Protests As Red Ants Destroy Shacks

The never ending battle between the eThekwini Municipality and shack dwellers in various informal settlements continues. The latest one comes after the Anti-Land Invasion...

Johannesburg South Residents Embark On Roll-On Community Action

Residents of areas in the south of Johannesburg including Eldorado Park, Freedom Park, Slovo Park, Lehae, and Soweto have embarked on a wide-scale service...

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...

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...

5 Misconceptions About The Land Cleared

The land question is a complex topic wrapped up in a number of challenges. On Thursday 19 April, the Institute for Poverty, Land and...

Where SA’s Top Political Parties Stand On Land

The conversation in South Africa is centred around land after the historic moment in parliament in March 2018 when the National Assembly passed a...

The Politics Of ‘Expropriation Of Land Without Compensation’ In South Africa

In a speech presented at the Urbanization: Impact of land availability - focus on land occupation Indaba organised by MEC for human settlements and...

Marievale Evictions: The SANDF Is Still Barring Residents From Their Homes

Marievale residents have yet again been barred from returning to their homes despite a court ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg stating they...

The Democratic Alliance On Land

The Democratic Alliance (DA) vehemently disagrees with the expropriation of land without compensation policy. Speaking at Constitutional Hill on Monday, the party leader Mmusi...
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