National Land Imbizo Gauteng pick-up points

Sedibeng

Tshirela@Ebuhleni -( Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Sondela@Community hall – (Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Sharpeville@Shoprite – Tshepiso@Market – (Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Cape Gate@Boxer –
Muvhango@Market – ( Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Polokong@Liver secondary school ( Thandi -063 022 9773)
Evarton@Spar- ( Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Bedworthpark@PicknPay – (Neo – 064 684 8953)
Vaal University of Technology (Neo – 064 684 8953)

West Rand

ward 11 – Circle ( Basetsana – 071 763 7740)
Ward – 16-21 Ramosa hall ( Basetsana – 071 763 7740)
Ward 15 – Ko Machaineng ( Basetsana -( 071 763 7740)
Ward 22 – Four square – ( Basetsana – 071 763 7740)
Ward 18 – Ponase tavern – (Basetsana – 071 753 7740 )

Tshwane

Phomolong@Mathapeng ( Martin – 082 375 7529)
Yeoville (Merry me) Kwaring –
079 474 1938)
Nelmapius ext.4 Jan Kotlolo Primary school – (082 375 7528)
Phase 1 Bus depot -( 082 375 7529)
North view ( Martin – 079 474 1938) Mohlakeng Blue Shop- ( Charity – 082 375 7528 )

Atteridgeville

Sekhu & Maunde ( Charity -082 375 7528)
Maunde & Ramano ( Martin – 079 474 1938)
Mphahlane taxi rank
Marabastad Mshengu ( White house ) – ( Martin 079 474 1938)
Masopa & Mesa- ( Martin 079 474 1938)

Soweto and Joburg

Dube – Shoprite Maponya – ( Thato – 060 361 820)
Orlando West – Hector Peterson memorial ( Boitumelo – 073 691 52 03)
Orlando East – Ritz Circle and Communal Hall (Hawkins – 073 681 7982)
Diepkloof zone 2 – Diepkloof Park and Diepkloof square ( Hawkins – 073 681 7982) (Phindile – 078 822 6405)
Pennyville – Pennyville Park ( Thabo – 063 248 4306)
Ikwezi – Ikwezi station( Mdu – 073 367 7977)
Dobsonville ext. 3 – T junction ( Thato – 060 361 2820)
Mndeni / Naledi – Terminus – ( Neo -079 674 9506)
Meadowlands – Engen garage, zone 7 and zone 9 ( Tumelo – 062 9142 237)
CWJ – Morris Isaacson High and ko Kerekeng (Dimakatso – 071 7571 093)
Mofolo / White City – Crossroads ( Sbusiso – Boitumelo – 072 691 5203)
Rockville – Thokoza Park (Boitumelo – 072 691 5203)
Pimville / Klipspruit – Mayibuye garage ( 073 681 7982)
Chiawelo – Mangalani garage ( James – 071 948 0374)
Protea – Protea Gardens Mall ( James – 071 948 0374)
Braamfisher – shoprite ( 062 914 2237)
Freedom park/develand – fire station ( Phindile – 078 822 6405)
Alexander – Sankopano Hall (Mpake – 079 488 2696)
Diepsloot – Diepsloot mall (Mpake – 079 488 2696)

Ekurhuleni

Thokoza – Sam Ntuli stadium (Tera – 063 583 0936)
Thokoza – Khumalo street (Tera – 063 583 0936)
Thokoza – bara taxi rank (Tera – 063 583 0936)
DH Williams hall – (Sipho Zwane – 073 874 9699)
Spirit – Phuthaditshaba- Sipho Zwane – 973 874 9699)
Ivory Park – ( Mpake 079 488 2696 )
Mayibuye – ( Mpake 079 488 2696 )
Sinaba stadium -( Sipho Zwane – 079 488 2696)
Etwata next to stadium -( Sipho Zwane – 079 488 2696)
Daveyton mall – (Sipho Zwane – 079 488 2696)

BLF Western Cape condems betrayal of good faith agreement by Democratic Alliance led City of Cape Town

Black First Land First (BLF-WC) stands in solidarity with the Backyarders from Khayelitsha and condemns the betrayal of the agreement by the City of Cape Town, which saw erected homes being demolished.

The agreement between the Backyarders, City of Cape Town and the South African Police Services was that no structure woul be demolished while the negotiations were underway between the Backyarders and the City, and in exchange the Backyarders agreed to not build new structures.

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BLF Land Imbizo to be held in Mofolo Park, Soweto

BLF Land Imbizo to be held in Mofolo Park, Soweto

Black First Land First (BLF) is delighted to finally announce the venue of the National Land Imbizo to be held on 27 May 2017 in Soweto. The Land Imbizo was almost sabotaged by political parties who claim to fight for land but are going around intimidating venue managers who allow BLF to use their venues.

BLF is happy to announce that the much anticipated Land Imbizo will be held at Mofolo Park, Soweto (Five Roses Bowl). All black political parties have been invited. Also to be engaged are the MK war veterans and the APLA veterans because BLF believes they fought for land but it has not yet returned.

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Zama Zamas win appeal in High Court against evictions in Kimberley

On Friday 12 May 2017 the Northern Cape High Court delivered judgement in an appeal brought before it on behalf of some 842 artisanal miners against an eviction order previously obtained by the South African Sweden Housing Company. The appeal was upheld and the eviction order set aside on the basis of no clear right to the property being established by the said South African Sweden Housing Company. While the eviction order related to the evacuation of 842 Zama Zamas, the number of artisanal miners actually affected is about 8000.

This is a huge victory for the miners who have constituted themselves as the Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers (Zama Zamas) and have been engaged in a struggle against racialized and colonised mining as well as for land and housing.

As a precursor to the Northern Cape High Court case, the Zama Zamas marched to the HAWKS on Wednesday and instituted criminal proceedings against the relevant mining houses. To this end a case was opened against Ekapa Minerals (Pty) Ltd, Crown Resources (Pty) Ltd, Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture, and Super Stone Mining (Pty) Ltd for illegally mining without the relevant mining permits in certain areas in Kimberley including Kenilworth, Samaria, Greenpoint, and Greenside They also demanded that the same parties be brought to book on charges of theft of the mining equipment belonging to the Chaiperson of the Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers, Lucky Seekoei, and 5 others. The Zama Zamas were joined in solidarity action by the BLF, unemployed people, the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and civil society organisations.

Proceeding from the HAWKS they marched to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Economic Affairs where they handed over a memorandum of demands which included an end to all evictions, interdicts on mining, police and private security violence, as well as to be regularized; to get the necessary subsidization; and to be given legal recognition for operations over the floors.

BLF applauds the resilience of the Zama Zamas in their just struggle, including to work and trade and for land, against the white monopolistic mining houses. Irrespective of any court or other action to remove them, the guide to action for the artisanal miners is that all the land in South Africa, including the minerals beneath and on it, belongs to black people and not to the white criminal mining houses.

The Zama Zamas are not going anywhere else – their right to work and trade and to the land is supreme!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

14 May 2017

Contact details

Black First Land First Email: blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664