Activists threaten to stop Gugulethu mall opening if local workers aren’t used

29 10 2009

October 27, 2009 Edition 1
Quinton Mtyala – Cape Times

THE Anti-Eviction Campaign (AEC) has vowed to stop the opening of Cape Town’s newest mall on Thursday – in Gugulethu – unless 80 percent of its employees were from the area.
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Outcry over Gugulethu Mall heats up, actions to continue Wednesday morning

28 10 2009
Gugulethu AEC Press Release
28 October 2009

On Monday, hundreds of Gugulethu residents marched in protest over the improper allocation of jobs at the new Gugulethu Square Mall which is set to begin trading this Thursday.

Yesterday, the 27th of October, representatives from the mall along with local ward councillors and the Gugulethu Development Forum (GDF) convened a meeting to address the anger of community members regarding this issue. At 18h00, Kwezi Hall was packed with members of the Anti-Eviction Campaign and other Gugulethu residents with crowed estimates somewhere between 1,000-2,000. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyi-Toying Mzoli’s Gugulethu Mall: 80% of jobs must be local!

25 10 2009

Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Statement
25 October, 2009

Tomorrow (Monday) morning at about 09h30, the Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign will be holding a mass protest outside the new Gugulethu Square Mall.  Mzoli Ngcawuzele, Group 5 and Old Mutual have ignored residents pleas for local job creation.

Despite a Jobs@Gugs P.R. campaign by Mzoli, most of the jobs in the new mall are going to outsiders even though there are plenty of residents without jobs who are also qualified. Read the rest of this entry »