Cape Town

South African Communist Party Attacks Road Blockades as 'anarchist and reactionary'

Abahlali baseMjondolo Road Blockade in Cape Town

The South African Communist Party (SACP), long considered one of the most Stalinist Communist Parties anywhere, has joined the liberal NGOs in their attempt to rally public opinion against a two week long wave of popular protest in Cape Town that has included numerous road blockades and some damage to state property. The SACP statement, and a reply from Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, are both reproduced here.

Cape Town housing activist's trial begins

Mzonke Poni, Chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, is scheduled to stand trial on the charge of public violence on Tuesday 29 September 2009.

Martin Legassick on the Macassar Village Land Occupation in Cape Town

The Macassar Village Land Occupation, organised by Abahlali baseMjondolo, has rocked Cape Town. In a context where all political parties support the criminalisation of land invasions and the violent 'eradication' of shacks Martin Legassick has publicly defended the invasion.