Mzonke Poni
Mzonke Poni is an activist in Cape Town. He is the former chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape and was previously a leader of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign. The Sunday Ti...
Philani Zungu
Philani Zungu was the Deputy-President of the South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo in 2006 and 2007. He was also the chairperson of the Pemary Ridge Development Committee in Re...
Fanmi Lavalas
Fanmi Lavalas (English: Lavalas Family, Lavalas is the Creole for The shower or avalanche), is a leftist political party in Haiti. Its leader is former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. It...
S'bu Zikode
Sibusiso Innocent Zikode is the former (and founding) president of the South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo. According to the Mail & Guardian "Under his stewardship, ABM ha...
Slum Dwellers International
Slum Dwellers International (SDI) or Shack Dwellers International as it is known in the African continent, is a global social movement of the urban poor started in 1996. SDI's President, Jockin Arputh...
Mnikelo Ndabankulu
Mnikelo Ndabankulu was the spokesperson for Abahlali baseMjondolo up until May 2014. He is a founding member of the movement.He was born in the town of Flagstaff on the Wild Coast and now lives in th...
Shamita Naidoo
Shamita Naidoo is the chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Section B of Motala Heights in Pinetown near the city of Durban in South Africa.She is particularly well known for organising against evic...
Bredell Land Occupation
The Bredell Land Occupation occurred outside Johannesburg, in South Africa, in 2001. The Pan-African Congress supported the occupation.The state destroyed the shacks built on the occupied land. Women ...
Urban Land Committees
Urban Land Committees (Spanish: Comités de Tierras Urbanas, CTUs) are Venezuelan local neighbourhood committees which, in conjunction with Venezuelan Communal Councils, develop land titling in urban a...
Louisa Motha
Louisa Motha is the co-ordinator of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement. She lives in the Motala Heights shack settlement in Pinetown near the city of Durban in South AfricaShe is particularly well kno...
Marikana Land Occupation (Cape Town)
On 27 April Day 2013, the national public holiday of Freedom Day in South Africa which some grassroots social movements have termed UnFreedom Day, members of Abahlali baseMjondolo occupied a piece of ...
Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union
The Industrial and Commercial Union (ICU) was a trade union and mass based popular political movement in southern Africa. It was influenced by the syndicalist politics of the Industrial Workers of the...
Mitchell's Plain Land Occupation
On 14 May 2011 the Mitchell's Plain Backyarders' Association occupied two pieces of land in Kapteinsklip and Swartklip in Mitchell's Plain. About 5,000 people participated in the occupation.
There...
Marikana Land Occupation (Durban)
Marikana Land Occupation (Durban) in Cato Crest, South AfricaIn March 2013 around a thousand people occupied a piece of land in Cato Crest, Durban and named it Marikana after the Marikana miners' stri...
Homeless Workers' Movement
The Homeless Workers Movement (Portuguese: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Teto - MTST) is a shack-dwellers' movement in Brazil. It originated from the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra...
Abahlali baseMjondolo
Abahlali baseMjondolo ([aɓaˈɬaːli ɓasɛmdʒɔnˈdɔːlo], Shack Dwellers), also known as AbM or the red shirts is a shack-dwellers' movement in South Africa which is well known for its campaigning against e...
Umoja Village
The Umoja Village shantytown was founded on October 23, 2006, in the Liberty City section of Miami, Florida, in response to gentrification and a lack of low-income housing in Miami. The name Umoja is ...
Marikana Land Occupation
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Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign
The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign is a non-racial popular movement made up of poor and oppressed communities in Cape Town, South Africa. It was formed in November 2000 with the aim of fighting ...
Poor People's Alliance
The Poor People's Alliance is a network of radical grassroots movements in South Africa. It was formed in 2008 after the Action Alliance, formed in December 2006, was expanded to include two more orga...
Zodwa Nsibande
Zodwa Nsibande is the General Secretary of the Abahlali baseMjondolo youth league. She has been critical of the impact of the FIFA 2010 World Cup on shack dwellers in Durban.In 2006 she was badly burn...
List of land occupations in South Africa
South Africa is a deeply unequal society, with mass unemployment and homelessness. One response to this on the part of social movements of the poor has been the occupation of land. This article lists ...
Macassar Village Land Occupation
The squatter's movement Abahlali baseMjondolo occupied a piece of vacant state owned land in Macassar Village, near Somerset West outside of Cape Town on 18 May 2009. The occupation was later destroye...
KZN Slums Act
The KwaZulu-Natal Elimination and Prevention of Re-emergence of Slums Act, 2007 (the "KZN Slums Act") was a provincial law dealing with land tenure and evictions in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in So...