Bredell Land Occupation

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The Bredell Land Occupation occurred outside Johannesburg, in South Africa, in 2001.[1] The Pan-African Congress supported the occupation.[2]

The state destroyed the shacks built on the occupied land. Women tried to resist by shaming the evictors with their nakedness but the eviction went ahead.[3]

Professor Gillian Hart described it as a "profound moral crisis for the post-apartheid state".[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ ‘Land Occupations are the new way of doing Land Reform’, Surplus People's Project, 2011
  2. ^ State may arrest PAC leaders for land grab, by Rapule Tabane, 2001
  3. ^ Ray of hope after day of tears at Bredell, by Baldwin Ndaba and Gudrun Heckl, The Post, 2001
  4. ^ The Development Decade?: Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994 - 2004, ed. Vishnu Padayachee, p.25