South African Shack Dwellers Movement uses web-based media
November 30th, 2006

(Thanks, Katie!)

Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dwellers) Movement uses a Drupal-based website (including user-contributed media content) and
Indymedia South Africa to help the poorest of the poor organize, demonstrate, and influence policy:

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.

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