In August 2001, a meeting was held in the city of Durban, alongside the UN Conference on Racism, as a celebration of the foundation of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) and as a culmination to the ‘Landlessness = Racism’ campaign organised by members of South Africa’s alliance of land NGOs under the rubric of its umbrella body, the National Land Committee. A series of marquees, pitched on the edges of a large and modern sports stadium, sheltered scores of participants who had arrived by the coach-load from various parts of South Africa. Transforming what was normally a venue for rugby matches into a colourful encampment, they spent several days listening to speakers’ testimonies or rising to their feet to respond in unison to variations on the familiar call-and-response slogans from the anti-apartheid struggle.