Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement, The ANC must be removed from office 6 May 2014

For nine years our movement has boycotted elections. Continue reading

Why Abahlali endorsed DA. S’bu Zikode speaks


Pollice in Tshwane Metro kill hawker without facing charges

Jan Rivombo a hawker was apparently killed when refusing to hand over fruit without any form of receipt to Tshwane Metro police. He joins a long line of people who have died in the last few year at the hands of the police, apparently for reasons that did not require the use of deadly force.  No one has been charged with the offence, giving a sense that lawlessness is widely tolerated



Raymond Suttner, Johannesburg street traders (with permits) victory may seem small in larger scheme of things, but these days we should rejoice wherever rights triumph over arrogant power

The return of the traders (who held legal permits) to Johannesburg city centre after a constitutional court hearing has aroused considerable emotion Continue reading

Franny Rabkin on Concourt ruling for return of evicted traders


Traders win right to return to trading in Constituitonal court

With only a brief report at hand it appears that the constitutional court has done far more than was expected w Continue reading

City council tells Concourt that it was ‘convenient’ to remove traders from Johannesburg city centre