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Farm dwellers – that is, people who live on commercial farms owned by someone other than themselves – are a heterogeneous social group whose socio-economic rights, including those to land, continue to be violated and neglected. Little progress has been made in realising the constitutional rights farm dwellers have to housing, water, sanitation and security […]
2019, marked AFRA’s 40th anniversary in working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected… Find out more about a year of celebration and transformation in our 2019 Annual Report. AFRA 2019 Annual Report Umbiko ka 2019
AFRA endorses the recommendation by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) that Regulation 19 be amended to reflect a full moratorium on the institution and hearing of eviction proceedings, as well as the execution of eviction orders and all home demolitions, for the entire duration of Alert Level 4. We accordingly support the proposal […]
I will die in my house,” Nomvuselelo Molefe says about the prospect of another extension to the lockdown. Molefe, who speaks to the Mail & Guardian over the phone from KwaGade in Impendle — a small municipality in rural KwaZulu-Natal — punctuates her foreboding with breathless laughter. The root of the 53-year-old poultry farmer’s fear: her family […]
“I am losing business day by day. We don’t have permits to go sell our produce in town, and we also cannot do door to door sales because we have to practise social distancing.” These simple words, from a woman who is a smallholder farmer in Impendle, paints just one small picture for the devastating […]
The immediate and forthcoming disruptions of food production, value chains and access to food in South Africa due to confinement measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 create enormous food security risks for already vulnerable households. Nearly half of all households across the country already experienced hunger or insufficient daily food prior to the Covid-19 […]
Uma kukhona abalimi abaxosha abahlali basemapulazini ngalesisikhathi sokuvalwa #Lockdown baphula umthetho! Xhumana nathi uma lokhu kwenzeka.
A group of 27 social justice organisations has issued an urgent call for a moratorium on evictions during the Covid-19 state of disaster, raising concerns that evictions would lead to “displacement and homelessness” as the virus spreads across the country. Last Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster following an increase in the number […]