Abahlali baseMjondolo
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Suite 416 Tower B, Salisbury Centre
347-351 Dr Pixley kaSeme aka West Street
Durban 4001,

Website: http://www.abahlali.org/

Purpose: The Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dwellers) Movement began in Durban, South Africa, in early 2005. Although it is overwhelmingly located in and around the large port city of Durban it is, in terms of the numbers of people mobilised, the largest organisation of the militant poor in post-apartheid South Africa. Its originary event was a road blockade organised from the Kennedy Road settlement in protest at the sale, to a local industrialist, of a piece of nearby land long promised by the local municipal councillor to shack dwellers for housing.

Founded: 2005

Structure: Non-Profit

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