Fieldwork in South Africa with Abahlali baseMjondolo!

Kukka Ranta, a doctoral student at the CRADLE, an investigative journalist and photographer is working as a researcher in Durban, South Africa between 1.11.-5.12.2016 with housing and land rights movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, founded in 2005 by shack dwellers, the poor and marginalised in South Africa to fight for human dignity, right to a decent housing and for a just and equal society.

Despite of many political murders and threats along the passed years, the movement is just growing bigger, currently with 35,500 members around Durban, Eastern Cape, Cape Town and most recently in Johannesburg.

By organizing communities, taking unlawful evictions to the court and also with international support and media attention, tens of thousands have now more safety, hope and freedom in their lives.

You may find more information on the movement at their website and Facebook.

The last 2 weeks I've been working with @abahlalibasemjondolo housing and land rights movement. Founded in 2005 by shack dwellers, the poor and marginalised in South Africa, to fight for human dignity, right to a decent housing and for a just and equal society. Despite of many political murders and threats along the passed years, the movement is just growing bigger, currently with 35,500 members around Durban, Eastern Cape, Cape Town and most recently in Johannesburg. By organizing communities, taking unlawful evictions to the court and also with international support and media attention, tens of thousands of south africans have now more safety, hope and freedom in their lives. So very grateful to have the chance to learn about learning in social movements with these amazing power people. #Amandla! #abahlalibasemjondolo #Durban #SouthAfrica #learninginmovements

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