Solidarity: Mapumalanga government using dirty tricks to steal land from community for 2010 stadium

24 06 2008

Mail & Guardian: Stadium show must go on

Justin Arenstien and Gcina Ntsaluba
Jun 25 2008 00:00

Mpumalanga’s provincial government is threatening to reverse a R63-million land claim settlement unless the farmworker beneficiaries agree to surrender a prime portion of their ancestral land for just R1. Read the rest of this entry »

CNN interviews Abahlali: ‘Slums offer surprising hope for tomorrow’s urban world’

24 06 2008
June 11, 2008
Source: CNN

LONDON, England (CNN) — Shamita Naidoo [of AEC alliance partner Abahlali baseMjondolo] said she often wonders whether anyone really ever sees her. She also wonders the same thing about the hundreds of people living around her, in tiny tin shacks perched underneath gum trees on a nearby hill.

Sometimes, she said, it seems like they all are invisible.

The shantytown where Naidoo lives is on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa, in an area known as Motala Heights. The squatter community has been there for a number of years, but it’s increasingly being squeezed out by nearby factories and suburban neighborhoods. Read the rest of this entry »

Abahlali Youth League Launched

24 06 2008

Abahlali Youth League Secretariat

After months of work that AbM Youth League was launched and elections held for all positions on 16 June 2008. The following people were elected to the following positions:

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President Mazwi Nzimande

Vice President Lindo Motha

General Secretary Zodwa Nsibande

Vice Secretary Ayanda Vumisa

Treasurer Nontombi Xolose

Chairperson Bongo Dlamini

Coordinator Nelisiwe Mgenge /