When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa falls within the 15 biggest polluters in the world. But there is also a class dimension when it comes to pinning down which sections of society are responsible for air pollution – the major polluters in South Africa are the ruling class (capitalists, politicians and top state bureaucrats) and their state and corporations (including state corporations), continuing an economy based on cheap black labour, mining and externalising costs. State-backed”empowerment” firms — for Afrikaners from 1948, and blacks from 1994 — are deeply involved.Continue reading South Africa’s polluting giants: it’s about profits and class
South Africa: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about todays illegal, armed and violent attacks by the eThekwini Municipality.
South African territory: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about the attempts by the KZN Department of Social Development to evict eNduduzweni disabled residents.
Interview with Warren McGregor of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), South Africa: What is anarchism? Who really rules South Africa? Should we form a “workers party”? How does anarchism address racial and national oppression? How can we build working class counter-power? What is the state of the left? How do we link fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power? Where does anarchism come from and what is its history in South Africa? Where to now?
Warren McGregor is an activist born in the Coloured townships of the Cape Flats, now resident in Johannesburg, where he is involved in working class and union education.
Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about the attack on the eNkhanana Land Occupation in the South African territory.
South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement of Monday, 5 November 2018.
South African territory: Solidarity statement to comrades in Brazil by Abahlali baseMjondolo after the fascist Bolsonaro came to power in Brazil.
South Africa: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo from October 23, 2018.
More than 5000 members of Abahlali baseMjondolo took to the streets of Durban yesterday (October 8, 2018, EIE) to demand accountability for, and an end to, political violence being meted out against their comrades and other activists.
On Monday 8 October Abahlali baseMjondolo will march against repression in Durban. There will be solidarity protests in Cape Town, Johannesburg and New York. Since our movement was founded in 2005 we have faced waves of repression including assault, arrest, torture in police custody, organised campaigns of slander, the destruction of our homes, death threats, the murder of our members during protests and evictions, and the targeted assassination of our leaders. The price for land and dignity has been paid in blood.