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[INVITATION] SERI, Abahlali baseMjondolo & the Forge to launch CPN in Johannesburg (14 November 2022).


Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Forge and the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) invite you to the opening of Socialism or Death: Abahlali baseMjondolo on the Frontlines of Struggle, a collection of images taken by Nomfundo Xolo and Siyabonga Mbhele.

The opening will be followed by the panel discussion to launch SERI's new Community Practice Note (CPN), Abahlali baseMjondolo: Living PoliticsThe CPN details Abahlali baseMjondolo’s 17-year history, its strategies and tactics for advancing their fight for land, housing and basic services and how it has responded to evictions, repression and state violence in a highly charged political context that has cost the movement 24 lives since 2009.


The panel discussion will be facilitated by SERI's Lauren Royston and will include the following panellists:

Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary, Abahlali baseMjondolo

Melita Ngcobo, Chairperson of Vusimuzi branch in Thembisa, Abahlali baseMjondolo

Richard Pithouse, Scholar, activist and journalist

Thato Masiangoako, Researcher, SERI.


Event details are as follows:

WHEN: Thursday, 17 November 2022 from 18:00.

WHERE: 87 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Access the CPN here.