The Land

“We didn’t know that baby Jayden would be the price we’d...

On Monday, 29 May, residents of the Foreman Road informal settlement marched to the Sydenham police station after the death of two-week-old Jayden Khoza,...

Two-week-old baby laid to rest after choking on tear gas during...

Community demands justice for Jayden Khoza who died during housing protests earlier this week.

#NdloziAtUCT: eloquent on Fanon, basic on feminism

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson aka The People’s Bae, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi gave a public lecture on post-colonial African liberation movements at the University of...

Tired of waiting: the fight for a place to make a...

Mamakete Mookeletse, 48, is part of the backyard dwellers that want autonomy from a government that has failed them. She has moved from shack...

Young, unemployed and without proper shelter in Freedom Park

Freedom Park is one of the areas in the south of Johannesburg which have recently seen protests over land, housing and unemployment. Residents say...

Vuwani residents have BEEN protesting, here’s why

On Thursday, newly-minted Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula visited Vuwani, where protesters have shut down the town for the third day in a row.At...

What exactly is ‘spatial apartheid’ and why is it still relevant?

For the past few months, the Reclaim the City campaign has been drawing attention to economic segregation and gentrification in the City of Cape...

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...

#BlackoutClifton: what happens when an event is organically organised?

#BlackoutClifton took place on Saturday 28 January, and there seem to be mixed feelings about how successful it was.Much of this seems to have been...

#BlackoutClifton: disrupting Cape Town’s whitest spaces

Over the past two weeks, posters titled “Blackout Cape Town” have been circulating on social media, calling for an occupation of Clifton Beach and...

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...

The Land Question part 1: What is land reform?

Julius Malema, Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), frequently gets into trouble for inflammatory statements encouraging supporters to occupy white-owned land. His comments...

Heavy rains in Durban are a curse for shack dwellers

While Durban has imposed water restrictions to cope with the nationwide drought, the rain that has fallen doesn't always bring prosperity for some of...

There’s a mixed reaction to the launch of the Black First...

Andile Mnxgitama launched his Black First Land First movement on May 14 in Orlando West, Soweto. Although Mngxitama placed great emphasis that the movement...
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