The Land

Gwede Mantashe Invades Xolobeni

"It felt like it was the first or second world war. We asked ourselves what the need for so many police was," Nonhle Mbuthuma...

Why You Shouldn’t Support Captive Lion Breeding

Captive lion breeding is a cruel but legal practice that still happens in South Africa. Lions are bred in private farms where...

5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

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...

After The Police Teargas Came The Stillborn Baby

"He was going to be our first son. His father always talked about how he will take him to work with him and leave...

Marievale: Home Of Community Leader Bombed

After midnight on Wednesday, a petrol bomb was thrown onto the roof of Marievale community leader and former South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Durban: The Government Is Attempting To Evict People Living With Disabilities

"All we want is to remain at the centre, work and get our money. Our families are hungry," visually impaired Evelyn Gumede told the...

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...

Xolobeni: Gwede Mantashe Is A Class Traitor

COMMENT   On Thursday, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that mining companies and the government must obtain full and informed consent from communities before granting...

Land Expropriation: How The Constitution Will Be Changed

The Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation to parliament that section 25 of the Constitution needs to be amended "to make explicit what is...

Heroine Cheek: “The Land Issue”

A bi-weekly podcast hosted by lipstick enthusiasts KENYA and ZEE, covering pop culture, societal issues and football. On this episode we tackle the issue of...

#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...
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