Under national lockdown, evictions and displacements have been common. In the cities of Johannesburg, Durban, Tshwane and Cape Town the crackdown on occupiers and assault on the poor has escalated as the winter season reaches its peak. In violation of its own declaration, and at the height of the corona pandemic, the state has led the violent destruction of shelters of the poor.
In the face of this tragic reality, Tshisimani marks the 70th anniversary of the passing of the Group Areas through a series of critical reflections on the current urban land crisis by tracing its roots. The continuities of spatial exclusion, central to the colonial project, will be put under the spotlight in this programme. Helping us to think through these questions are leading voices in the field of land justice. Join the webinar with Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, an advocate and author of The Land Is Ours and Nomzamo Zondo, Executive Director at SERI, whose work is supporting landless communities with legal services.