Athlone Anti-Eviction – Scrapping of Arrears!

3 04 2009

No Scrapping of Arrears, No Vote!

Mass Meeting: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 15h00 at the BSL (Ex-Service Men’s Club) in Silvertown

The Athlone Anti-Eviction Campaign was established in 2002 to assist the residents of the Athlone area. We have been fighting water cuts, defending illegal occupations and the non-removal of the Gatesville hawkers, promoting free education for youth, public housing efforts and the scrapping of arrears. It has been very long now and our forefathers own the houses that we are living in today.

We demand the scrapping of arrears due to the fact that most of them are not our own; we deserve to start with a clean slate. If you are in arrears with rent, rates and/or water, please attend the next Athlone Anti-Eviction Campaign meeting on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 15h00 at the BSL (Ex-Service Men’s Club) in Silvertown. We will be assisting residents by filling out scrapping of arrears forms by municipality bylaws. This is our only solution due to the fact that the government does not make use of the same bylaws to assist underprivileged people in scrapping arrears.

We are tired of the corruption within the system that allows the rich to become richer and the poor to become poorer. We are tired of the empty election campaign promises. We want results today instead of false promises about the future.

Residents of Athlone and All Media are welcome for comment and attendance this Sunday. The media would be more than welcome as the media plays a vital role in getting our issue and voices heard.

Contacts: P. Beukes 0793709614 & Frank 0721093034

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Blikkiesdorp: Raped toddler ‘will never have children’

3 04 2009

AEC Note: Yet another example of why the residents of Symphony Way refused to move to the Blikkiesdorp government-built slum.

3 April 2009, 11:02
By Ziyanda Sidumo and Fouzia van der Fort
Source: Cape Times

The 16-month-old baby who was assaulted and raped in Delft this week will never be able to have children, her distraught father has told the Cape Argus.

The child faces extensive reconstructive surgery after the assault at the so-called Blikkiesdorp informal settlement on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »