Solidarity March with Abahlali baseMjondolo in Johannesburg!

30 11 2009
When: Assemble at 9am on 5th December and begin march at 10am
Where: Protea Gardens, Ndaba Street, Soweto, to Protea North Magistrates Court, Kunene Street Read the rest of this entry »

US: ‘Against the Grain’ radio clip

30 11 2009

Ashraf Cassiem, a leader of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, talks about their work in South Africa fighting the eviction of shack dwellers, water cut-offs, and police brutality under the ANC government.

** Click here to listen to the radio interview on KPFA **

The mass protests continue tomorrow at Gugulethu Square Mall

30 11 2009

Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Press Release

Protest: March to Gugulethu Mall to protest corrupt and anti-local job application process
Time and date: 09h00 on 1 December 2009
Venue: Assembly at Kwezi Hall. March to front of Gugulethu Mall on NY1

Contacts: Malibongwe @ 074-639-9551, Nomvuyo @ 082-687-8533, Mncedisi @ 078-580-8646, Sipho @ 078-589-7000

Tomorrow, the Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign will again be protesting against the management of the new Gugulethu Square Mall. Despite efforts by the police to stop us from protesting citing 2010 events, the City of Cape Town has declared this to be a legal march.

When we marched two weeks ago, we handed over a memorandum to the manager of the Gugulethu Mall – Azania Landingwe. She told us that she would read the memorandum and respond within a week. However, to this day, we have received no response from the manager. Read the rest of this entry »

How the World Cup will impact poor communities in South Africa

30 11 2009

Eva Davids from the Anti-Eviction Campaign (AEC) in South Africa talks about the impact of the 2010 Football World Cup on her community in Athlone.