N2 Gateway flats to March on Zille to demand community management and acceptable rents – Tuesday

27 06 2009
AEC Press Release
On behalf of the N2 Gateway Phase 1 Flats (also known as Joe Slovo Phase 1)
 
Event: Residents of the N2 Gateway flats will march on Helen Zille to demand radical changes in the project’s management and normalization of rents
When: 11h00 on 30 June 2009
Where: from Keizersgracht to the provincial office of Helen Zille
Contact: Luthando 079 896 6126 at and Jimmy at 073 158 4835

NO TO EXORBITANT RENTS AT N2 GATEWAY! NORMALISE OUR RENTS!

NO TO MANAGEMENT FROM JOHANNESBURG! VOETSAK THUBELISHA!

WE WANT LOCAL MANAGEMENT UNDER OUR CONTROL! Read the rest of this entry »

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Opinion: Listen to the shack-dwellers

24 06 2009
KERRY CHANCE, MARIE HUCHZERMEYER AND MARK HUNTER: COMMENT – Jun 24 2009 06:00
Source: Mail & Guardian

Tens of thousands of shack-dwellers in South Africa are doomed to be evicted to transit camps.

Last week the Constitutional Court gave the green light for the eviction of 20 000 people from Cape Town’s Joe Slovo settlement to make way for the N2 Gateway Project. Most residents are to be relocated to the Delft temporary relocation area (TRA).

In 2005, 2 400 families from Langa, Cape Town, were relocated to a camp called Tsunami. In Johannesburg, 6 400 families in Protea South, Soweto, fought a plan to move them to a decant camp in 2007. In Durban, 52 families in Siyanda, KwaMashu, were evicted in December last year and moved to a transit camp to make way for a new freeway. Read the rest of this entry »





Media: City gives law firm the boot

24 06 2009

Note: The City of Cape Town is constantly spending money on lawyers and legal fees because of all the court cases they are involved in against the people of Cape Town.  This makes it difficult for communities such as Macassar AbM and Symphony Way AEC to get any pro-bono support from city law firms who do not want to lose their money coming from the City.

23 June 2009
Anna Majavu – The Sowetan

Fury at handling of shack case

THE city of Cape Town has purged a major law firm because it took on a case for the Abahlali baseMjondolo shack dwellers movement. Read the rest of this entry »





Media: Traders agree to ‘price-fixing’

23 06 2009

By Francis Hweshe

The tension could be cut with a knife as Gugulethu traders and their Somali counterparts met to thrash out their differences, finally agreeing to effectively fix prices on basic goods, including bread. Read the rest of this entry »





No Justice for Gympie Street!

22 06 2009
Woodstock AEC Press Release
Monday 22 June 2009

On the 17th of June, the Cape High Court ruled in favour of Pastor Dennis Robertson, which means many people in Gympie Street are officially homeless. On the weekend only two families in Gympie Street were provided with alternative accommodation arranged by Councillor Shehaam Sims, most were not. This means most of the people that were evicted have not been provided with alternative accommodation, which is blatantly unconstitutional.  Read the rest of this entry »





Media: Joe Slovo residents defy move to Delft

22 06 2009
21 June 2009, 13:32
By Nwabisa Msutwana-Stemela
Source: Mercury

Tension is mounting in Langa near Cape Town as informal settlers from Joe Slovo slowly fill up every available piece of open land in the more established areas. Read the rest of this entry »