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In Memory of our fallen African brothers in Marikana

Written by Loyiso Mfuku, Mandela Park Backyarder activist, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 24 August 2012 We hereby send heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved families who recently lost their loved ones through state brutality on Thursday, 18th August 2012, in what … Continue reading

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Solidarity: We “invaded” Rondebosch Common…but only the police destroyed the fynbos.

Statement by those who occupied the common Take Back the Commons Movement 28 January 2012 We did our best. We had everything stacked against us. The might of the South African Police Force, the paranoia of some Rondebosch rate payers, … Continue reading

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Ayanda Kota: We are all in the same boat

Solidarity Statement with the Unemployed People’s Movement in Grahamstown 13 January 2012 As Backyarders we view the security forces including the police as part of those who are suppressing poor people from raising in public genuine issues that affect us. … Continue reading

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Media: Tafelsig backyarders case postponed

AEC Note: (1) There were closer to 1,000 people at the march, rather than just 400 estimated in this article. (2) Also, the march, while it did not have a permit, was a legal march according to the Gatherings Act. … Continue reading

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Media: TR Section residents say police shoot at will after 8pm

Monday November 22nd 2010 – WestCapeNews Although police deny it, residents in the embattled Khayelitsha TR Section that has been ablaze with protests for eight weeks, say an 8pm curfew is being enforced, with police firing rubber bullets at will. … Continue reading

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Hangberg protest documented

Hlengiwe Mnguni, News24

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Solidarity: There is War in Cape Town

Sometime around 6 am on Monday the 20th, government forces acting on behalf of capital interests opened fire on the predominantly homeless population of people living in a ghetto on Gorachoqua Mountain; an ancient Khoisan area labelled ‘Hangberg’ by the … Continue reading

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