MEDIA STATEMENT 5 September We are not safe! We are in a dark place! For the past month South Africans have marked National Women’s Month, yet women are not safe in this country. Since the beginning of August to date, we have been confronted with reports of heinous acts of violence against women in various … Read more

Inyanda says no to Xenophobia

Media Statement 3 September Inyanda says no to Xenophobia The Inyanda National Land Movement, the Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE), the Commercial Stevedore Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU), and the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) condemn in the strongest the rampant violence and attacks on foreign nationals, specifically our African brothers and sisters, … Read more

Inyanda Youth keep the legacy of June 16 alive

  July 2019 June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa and on the commemorative public holiday, June 16th, many of the Inyanda comrades – young and old – would likely have attended a political event to celebrate this great day of awakening in the country.   This year there were no specially arranged … Read more

Land struggles fail to unite in Caledon

Farming and housing: land struggles fail to unite in Caledon By Boyce Tom July 2019 This article draws some lessons, and makes some observations, from the recent service delivery protest action in the small rural town of Caledon in the Western Cape. The mass action that unfolded in Caledon a few weeks before the country’s … Read more

Makukhanye Health Campaign

Makukhanye champions health services in Sundays River Valley July 2019 Makukhanye Rural Movement, an affiliate of Inyanda, is taking forward the struggle for improved health services for rural communities in the Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape. In March this year, several hundred people joined a protest march in Port Elizabeth to the Provincial … Read more

Nothing about us without us

“Nothing about us, without us” July 2019 The Assembly of the Unemployed (AoU) is demanding the immediate introduction of a 35-hour work week with no loss of pay so as to create employment for the more than 10 million citizens who are unemployed. The AoU – which was formed in 2017 – is made up … Read more

Akukho ngathi ngaphandle kwethu

“Akukho ngathi, ngaphandle kwethu” July 2019 Intlangano yabantu abangasebenziyo inyanzelisa ukusekwa kweyure ezingamashumi amathathu anesihlanu e-yure yokusebenza ngeveki, kungekho kwaphuka kwentlawulo oko kwenzela ukudala imisebenzi kwizigidi ezingaphezulu kweshumi lwabemi beli abangenamisebenzi. Umbutho i- AoU – owasekwa ngo-2017 – uquka imibutho eyahlukeneyo eqhubekayo kunye ne- NGO’s okwinjingo yayo ikukudibanisa ukuze kuliwe ilungelo lokusebenza, umvuzo kunye nendlela … Read more

The fossil fuel industry is killing our future

Youth4ClimateAction letter to the President July 2019 Dear President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa: We write to you as youth collectively concerned about the future of our world, particularly the ocean, air and environment all living things rely upon. We are just a few out of the millions of youthful South Africans who are conscious of the … Read more

Oak Valley Workers End Strike

Workers return to jobs after 10 week strike July 2019 Farmworkers at the upscale Oak Valley commercial farm in Grabouw have returned to work following a two month strike over wages and housing conditions. Over 350 workers at the farm downed tools in early May and were demanding among others, an eight percent wage increase. … Read more