Alexandra was shutdown by protestors on Wednesday demanding that the deterioration of the township be stopped.
Tshepo Hlambelo, a former Glebelands resident who claimed he was tortured by POP Unit members of the SAPS in 2014 after he was violently evicted from his hostel room by thugs and hitmen, eventually fled to his home in the rural areas near Bizana after he continued receiving death threats. He went missing on 14 Dec 2017.
Speaking at a public seminar organised by PLAAS, Professor Ruth Hall from the University of the Western Cape argued that there is no need to change the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.
After much criticism on their silence and failure to participate in previous public demonstrations against state capture and corruption, the Congress of the South African Trade Unions and its affiliates finally came out to make their voices heard.
Today’s youth must stand up and form institutions that are unapologetic to the current situation in South Africa said Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh at his book launch, “Democracy and Delusion: 10 MYTHS of South African Politics” in Khayelithsa
Researcher and writer Vanessa Burger, who testified at the Moerane Commission on the violence wracking Glebelands hostel, writes that the hitman who shot Sindiso Magaqa in July can be traced to Glebelands.
It has been five years since the Marikana Massacre which saw 34 miners dying at the hands of the South African Police Services after they went on a strike calling for a wage demand of R12,500 amongst other things. At the time of massacre Workers’ World Media Productions Director, Martin Jansen penned this piece and we thought we should re-publish it here since justice is still begging.
Moeletsi Mbeki has predicted that the African National Congress will, as part of a strategy to reverse the party’s dismal performance in the metros in the local government elections, strengthen the power of chiefs over their subjects in rural areas. Mbeki was delivering a lecture on race, class and the making of modern South Africa at Tshisimani Centre in Cape Town recently.
Alexandra, one of the oldest townships in the country, is synonymous with producing high profile individuals who have raised the country’s flag high in various sectors. In music, it has produced Hugh Masekela and Caiphus Semenya. In politics there is Paul Mashatile and Kgalema Motlanthe while in sports the list is endless. The names of Shoes Moshoeu, Brian Baloyi, Shakes Kungoane and Maimane Alfred Phiri quickly come to mind as those who have excelled on the international sporting stage.