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The South African Unemployed Peoples' Movement (SAUPM) is a women's social movement in Durban, South Africa.

On Wednesday 15 July the movement announced that it would begin appropriating food from supermarkets if the state did not agree to consult with it on its demand for a basic income grant of R1 500 per month for all unemployed people.[1]

On Wednesday 22 July the movement occupied Checkers in Dr Pixley KaSeme and Pick n Pay at The Workshop and began to eat food off the shelves without paying. Police said they arrested 44 people at Checkers and 50 people at Pick n Pay. Nozipho Mteshana, the chairwoman of the movement, said that the appropriation of food in supermarkets would continue despite the arrests.[2][3][4]

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