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South Africa: A fire leaves more than 70 families homeless in Cato Crest – “We continue to burn in the shacks of indignity during these trying times when the world is facing a serious pandemic”

Cato Crest. Cato Manor Township. eThekwini Municipality. KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa. A fire that broke out in the early hours of yesterday morning has left more than 70 families without homes in our Marikana occupation in Cato Crest. Many people were not in their homes when the fire took place at around 5 a.m. today. Many are away in the rural areas with their families who they have not seen for a long time as a result of the lock down. These families will be coming back to ashes in what used to be their homes.

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Durban, South Africa: Building Autonomy & Solidarity from Below on the eKhenana Occupation

Durban. South Africa. The eKhenana Occupation now has the Frantz Fanon Political School, the Thuli Ndlovu Community Hall, the Sifiso Ngcobo Poultry Solidarity Project and the Nkululeko Gwala Food Sovereignty Garden.

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#SouthAfrica: Fourteen women have gone missing in #uMthwalume since April – Six of them have been found raped and murdered in the sugarcane fields

South Africa. September 1. 2020. Statement of Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League about 14 women who have gone missing in uMthwalume since April.

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#Durban, #eThekwini: Violent, Criminal Attack in the eKhenana Occupation

South Africa. Today, at 10:00 am, the eThekwini Municipality launched a violent, criminal attack on the eKhenana Occupation in Cato Manor.

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#Abahlali: Minister Sisulu is Playing Dirty Politics with our Lives & Dignity

#SouthAfrica: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo on the eviction of #BulelaniQolani in #eThembeni.

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South Africa June 16, 1976 uprising: Today we mourn

South Africa. Today the Abahlali baseMjondolo Youth are mourning all the comrades who lost their lives in the struggle against oppression.

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South Africa: The Politic of Blood Must be Stopped

South Africa. June 3, 2020. If you are poor and black your life does not count to this society. It is often the state that will come to you with a gun. Your home can be destroyed, you can be assaulted, tortured and killed with impunity. This is the experience of impoverished people across South Africa. Our dignity is continuously vandalised by the state. Some people, like migrants and sex workers, are at even greater risk.

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#SouthAfrica: Organise or starve

South Africa. May 26. 2020. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic social movements have been in the forefront of building networks of mutual aid and solidarity. In Brazil our comrades in the Landless Workers’ Movement, the MST, have already provided more than 40 000 food baskets to poor neighbourhoods. Here in South Africa our movement has been providing food to branches across the country, running community kitchens and growing organic and heathy food on occupied land in Durban. In Cape Town activists have formed Community Action Networks. Around the country there have been important local initiatives.

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