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The Struggle at Kwa-Masisa Hostel in Sebokeng
southern africa | community struggles | opinion / analysis Saturday January 04, 2014 20:50 by Siyabulela Hulu - Tokologo African Anarchist Collective tokologo.aac at gmail dot com
In September 2002, residents of Kwa-Masisa Hostel in Sebokeng faced evictions by the so-called new and private owners. They resisted and won. But since then, the hostel has been abandoned to its fate. Today the struggle for secure tenure, decent conditions and control continues.
The hostel was previously owned by the state steel company ISCOR: this is now known as Mittal Steel after its wholesale privatisation in the late 1980s. The hostel residents were mostly former workers; they have refused to move. Now, several years on, it still remains unclear who really owns the hostel.