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'Red Alert'

Theme: Housing


Call Number: A1.9.4.1_20020915SIb
Identifier: AL3290_A1.9.4.1_20020915SIb
Title: 'Red Alert'
Date: 15 September 2002
Subject: Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF;
City of Johannesburg - COJ;
Evictions;
Hostels;Kwa-Masiza;
Red Ants
Security;
Self-defence;
Sunday Independent;
Wozani Security
Description: This newspaper clipping is from the Sunday Independent of September 15, 2002 titled "Red Alert". This picture tells the story of a violent confrontation between residents of Kwa-Masiza hostel in Sebokeng and the notorious 'Red Ants' (so called for their red overalls) - employed by the private security firm (Wozani Security) by the City of Johannesburg to carry out forced evictions. The hostel residents were being organised by the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and its affiliates in the area and had been fighting numerous attempts to evict them using legal means as well as regular mobilisation. It is important to note that while the APF did not (in this case) and has never advocated offensive violence, it did stand for the principle of community self-defence. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Photographer: T.J. Lemon
Type: Newspaper article
Format: Access copy - pdf
Preservation copy - tiff
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Sunday Independent
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