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Durban High Court Grants #Abahlali baseKhenana an Interdict against #eThekwini’s Notorious Land Invasion Unit

South African territory: Yesterday afternoon the Durban High Court granted us an interdict against the eThekwini Municipality’s repeated, vicious and illegal attack on residents of eKhenana land occupation in Cato Crest.

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Abahlali, South African territory: Admission of corruption by city official not a surprise

South African territory: It has been reported in the media that Sibusiso Vilane, deputy head for sanitation operations in the eThekwini Municipality, has admitted to approving payments totalling R36 million to four companies for providing sanitation to shack settlements even though they did not in fact provide the services for which they were paid.

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#Abahlali: The ANC is Militarising Repression in #Durban

South-African territory: Last week the news was full of reports on the arrival of the arrival of three of the four Casspirs that have been ordered by the eThekwini Municipality.  We first heard about the order of the Casspirs in 2017 when it was reported that the Municipality was ordering four Casspirs at a cost of R23.8 million due to the “escalation” of what they call “service delivery protests” and “land grabs” or “land invasions”.

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South Africa: Vicious evictions continue in #eKhenana

Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about another brutal attack against squatters by the South African state.

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#Abahlali, South Africa: Update on the Court Application to Stop Evictions at the #eKhenana Land Occupation

Yesterday our movement filed an application to prevent any further evictions in our eKhenana Land Occupation in Cato Crest. The court adjourned this matter indefinitely until further information from both parties is gathered.

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#SouthAfrica: Abahlali Return to Court in the Wake of Another Murder and More Illegal Evictions

Once again Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA will be going to court to prevent ongoing illegal and brutal evictions directed at an impoverished community by the eThekwini Municipality. This time the target of the Municipality’s attack is the eKhenana land occupation in Cato Crest.

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South Africa’s polluting giants: it’s about profits and class

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.

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South Africa: All the Homes on the #eKhanana Land Occupation were Destroyed Today

South Africa: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about todays illegal, armed and violent attacks by the eThekwini Municipality.

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South Africa: #KZN Department of Social Development tried to evict eNduduzweni disabled residents

South African territory: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about the attempts by the KZN Department of Social Development to evict eNduduzweni disabled residents.

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Interview with Warren McGregor, #ZACF, #SouthAfrica: Building black working class counter-power against state, capital and national oppression

Interview with Warren McGregor of the Zabalaza  Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF),[1] 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.

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