Tag Archives: evictions

Jeppe on a Friday Night

  It’s no surprise the presence of journalists changes a situation. The press not only provides an audience for acts of violence, but also an impetus for it. This is most often evidenced in situations where a pack of media wolves descends on a moment of news significance. At Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg last Friday […]

Losing Lwandle

  Last year, the eviction of hundreds of shack dwellers from Lwandle, Strand on the eve of a winter storm sparked a national outcry. Seven months later, construction of alternative accommodation has ceased, and yet dozens of evictees remain homeless – holed up in a temporary relief shelter at a nearby community hall. They have […]

Thought Eviction Accompanies Gentrification

  Tom Slater   In February 2006, I reviewed an article submitted to a leading journal which argued that gentrification is a middle class strategy of ‘coping’ with the demands of metropolitan life, without any mention of capital, disinvestment, displacement, power, working class and so on.  The next day I penned an article entitled ‘The […]

Reflections on SA’s Constitutional Democracy

  This keynote address, “Reflections on South African Constitutional Democracy – Transition and Transformation” was given by Deputy Chief Justice  Dikgang Moseneke at the Mistra-Tmali-Unisa conference, 20 Years of Democracy: So Where To Now? on November 12, 2014.   Introduction and salutations I salute you all distinguished people of our great country. I am grateful to […]