Solidarity: Popular Gugulethu butchery to seek interdict against mall developers in Cape High Court tomorrow

12 03 2009

Note: SS Skhoma butchery faces eviction from the site it has occupied for 25 years. Mzoli Properties, Old Mutual and West Side Trading have applied for an eviction order against the butchery saying it is holding up the Gugulethu mall from being completed. But Skhoma SS butchery has decided to interdict the mall developers, arguing that they should have been given a chance to buy the land themselves.

For comment: SS Skhoma butchery owner Thandiswa Kama on 082 4958652

Press release by SS SKhomas Butchery CC

Thandiswa Kama and Noluthando Koyana, sisters and owners of SS Skhoma’s Butchery CC would like to respond to the recent articles concerning our small business as follows: Read the rest of this entry »


To MEC Whitey Jacobs: We will be heard!

12 03 2009

Hi, I live in Taiwan(zola square) in SITE _ C in Khayelitsha.

Ever since Site-C was there, there is no progress and our counsillors don’t care but we voted for them.  In Taiwan it is a Squatter camp area we were always been promised to be moved to another area. We were once told that we are not in a Khayelitsha map.

Can you Please ask the MEC for Housing Mr. Whitey Jacobs to Come and see the Conditions we live in.

My phone number is 0834967743.  Please help us.  I’m writing this on behalf of our residents.

With regards
Phumlani xosi

Kliptown 5 to be sentenced on Friday 13th March at Protea Magistrates Court

12 03 2009

Justice delayed is justice denied:

After 18 month-long trial, five community activists found guilty of public violence for daring to demand service delivery in Kliptown (Soweto) Read the rest of this entry »

Academia: Apathetic youth a thing of the past

12 03 2009

Changes to our political landscape have energised young voters, and by turning out in numbers to cast their ballot, they will shape our future

March 11, 2009 Edition 1
Imraan Buccus
Source: The Mercury

IT’S voting time again. This time, the youth vote has attracted considerable attention. There seems to have been an explosion of political activity among young people, a revitalisation that we haven’t seen since the years leading up to our first democratic elections in 1994. Read the rest of this entry »