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Moving from Crisis in South Africa’s Municipalities to Building Counter-Power

Across South Africa, municipalities are in crisis. They are under-funded, anti-working class, anti-poor and anti-township, and riddled with corruption by elites. The working class is oppressed by the state – as well as the private bosses – and we say “Enough is Enough!”

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South African territory: Kennedy Road Trial Resumes Today, Another Attack on the #Azania Occupation

Today (June 18) the Azania land occupation was attacked again. Twenty-six homes that had been rebuilt after the last attack were demolished and the building materials burnt. Around one hundred and fifty people will have to sleep in the open tonight. The struggle to hold the land continues despite the repeated armed and violent attacks from the state.

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#Anarchism’s relevance to black and working class strategy: Dispelling ten myths

The anarchist tradition – including syndicalism,anarchist trade unionism – provides a coherent approach to issues of strategy, tactics and principle. It is a rich set of resources of the working class today, not least the black working class in South Africa, which remains, in important ways, not just subject to capitalist exploitation and state repression, but also racial/national oppression.

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#ANC: The Chosen Party for South African Capitalism

The victory of the ANC in the South African election has yet again shown it is the capitalists’ chosen party for running South African capitalism. Its primary role is organising and enforcing the exploitation of the working class even when this means downing strikes in bloodshed as we saw at Marikana in 2012 (see leftcom.org).

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South African territory: Violent Evictions in Cato Manor & #Chesterville

South African territory June 7, 2019: Yesterday at about 10:15, while we were hosting a vibrant and very interesting political education meeting in central Durban, the Land Invasion Unit, the Metro Police, the Public Order Police and private security attacked the Azanian occupation in Cato Manor. Around 60 homes were destroyed. The ward councillor was present during the attack.

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#Durban, South African territory: Abahlali bas’ #eKhenana return to court today

South African territory: For a long time the Abahlali bas’ eKhenana land occupation has faced brutal and illegal evictions from the eThekwini Municipality’s notorious Land Invasion Unit. The belongings of the community have been confiscated and burnt many times. Abahlali have always rebuilt after each and every eviction. Under the rule of the ANC inkani opens the road to land, and the price for land is paid in blood.

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South Africa: Mob Destroys Home in #Tembisa

South Africa, May 28: Reblocking in Vusimuzi in Tembisa south has been imposed on many people in an undemocratic, top down, illegal and threatening way. It has caused serious divisions in the community, and significant losses and suffering to those whose homes have been destroyed or damaged. However, despite sustained resistance over many months the local councillor, Hendrik Selwana, is determined to push ahead with the reblocking. People have been told that those who accept reblocking will get electricity and this has been used to divide people.

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South Africa: Attacks on #Abahlali continue in #Durban

Durban, South Africa: Shortly after the arrest of the eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, our offices in Durban were broken into. Two hard drives and an external drive were taken, but cash and easily saleable items like cameras and a television were left. It was clear that the thieves were looking for information and not money. We strongly suspect that this break-in was linked to our opposition to the mayor.

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#Durban, #SouthAfrica: Break-in at #Abahlali baseMjondolo Office – Money still there, hard drives stolen

Durban, South Africa: This morning we arrived at our office, which is in the Diakonia Centre in central Durban, to find that there had been a break in last night. The hard drives of two computers, an external hard drive and the keys to our safe were taken. The cash in the safe was not touched and other easily saleable items, like our microwave, television, cameras and mobile sound system were not taken.

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