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Tags: Mncedisi Twalo, Mzonke Poni, Nolusindiso Ketani, qq section, Shack Fire Summit
Categories : Archives, Mainstream and Other News, Poor People's Alliance, Site B and Site C in Khayelitsha
April 28 2011 at 10:09am – Cape Times
DARK DAYS: Mzonke Poni consoles Nolusindiso Ketani, whose child now suffers a disability after injuries sustained in a shack fire in 2005, at the Shack Fire Summit in Khayelitsha. Community members demanded that the city supply their shacks with electricity to prevent fires. Picture: David Ritchie Read the rest of this entry »
Comments : Comments Off on 2nd week: We continue a call for Madikizela to step down as MEC for Human Settlements
Tags: Abahlali baseMjondolo in the Western Cape, Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign, illegal evictions, Madikizela, Mncedisi Twalo
Categories : Archives, gugulethu, News & Press Release, Poor People's Alliance
Tomorrow: 19th April 2011
Time: 10: am till 12:00
Place: Cape Town
Start point: Keizerngracht street, Cape Town (next to CPUT) (10: am)
Tomorrow the 19th April the call for Madikizela MEC for human settlement to step down as MEC continues, this follows a failure from him and his office to sign an undertaking that he will not ever again demolish people’s structure or evict people within the Western Cape province without any order from the court.
This call by Abahlali baseMjondolo follows number of illegal evictions and demolitions carried by the provincial human settlement department, led by Madikizela. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: Mncedisi Twalo, NEHAWU, Zuma
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PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma must use his State of the Nation address next month to give more details about his plan to give students full loans.
Jan 10, 2011 | Anna Majavu
On Saturday at the ANC’s 99th birthday party in Polokwane Zuma said the government would not make final-year students pay back their third-year loans if they passed. These loans would be converted into full bursaries.
Yesterday one Cosatu affiliate union said Zuma needed to give more details about this plan in his State of the Nation address and in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech. Read the rest of this entry »
25 March 2010
Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Release
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Tags: Ashraf Cassiem, gentrification, Germany, Mncedisi Twalo, Scotland, Switzerland, World Cup
Categories : Anti-Eviction Campaign, Archives, gugulethu, News & Press Release
The poor in South Africa have mandated their leaders from social movements like the Anti-Eviction Campaign, Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Landless People’s Movement, Sikhula Sonke, the Anti-Privatisation Forum, etc, to speak about issues that are relevant to poor people. The poor have not mandated us to support political parties and their elite agendas.
The poor who make up our rank and file members of our movements want us to tell the world that in South Africa the poor are treated like terrorists and criminals. Our members are intimidated, harassed, arrested, and tortured every single day. And we are tired of being treated as second-class citizens.
As part of our effort to tell the world about our struggle, two Anti-Eviction Campaign members will be embarking on a trip to Germany, Scotland and Switzerland at the invitation of activists from those countries. Read the rest of this entry »
GLYNIS UNDERHILL – Mail & Guardian
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Tags: Abdi Ahmed Aden, Dan Plato, Mncedisi Twalo, Samora Machel, Somali Association of South Africa, xenophobia
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Jul 26 2009 06:00
Cape Town mayor Dan Plato says the city is on “high alert” to prevent a flare-up of xenophobic violence after seven Somali shops in Samora Machel and Gugulethu townships this week were forced by local business operators to close.
“We are aware of the problems and we are working closely with the South African Police Service and engaging community leadership,” said Plato. “We need to work and live together in peace and harmony.”
Although some of the shops have since reopened, tensions are rising over the lower prices offered by foreign-owned shops and their proliferation close to locally owned businesses. Read the rest of this entry »