Sanity and humanity prevails – for now

8 09 2009
Note: What De Vos forgets though is that the community of Joe Slovo had to fight.  They won this ‘sanity’ and ‘humanity’ through resistance and protest.  So the kudos should go to the poor Joe Slovo residents who travelled all the way to the Constitutional Court to say Asiyi eDelft!
Sep 8th, 2009 – Constitutionally Speaking

When the Constitutional Court granted an order in June, allowing the government to remove the residents of Joe Slovo outside the city of Cape Town to Delft 20 km away, some of us wondered quietly whether the government had not perhaps been as untruthful to the court as it had previously been untruthful to the residents of Joe Slovo. Read the rest of this entry »

Media: Service delivery protesters ‘need voice’

8 09 2009

September 03, 2009 Edition 1
Beauregard Tromp – The Mercury

The recent service delivery strikes were a result of a lack of consultation.

This is said in a report compiled by the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Sociological Research, which undertook “rapid response” interviews with the residents of four townships affected by the protests. Read the rest of this entry »

Media: Local traders frustrated at not being able to grow beyond spaza shops

8 09 2009

August 25, 2009 Edition 1
Quinton Mtyala –
Cape Times

LOCAL traders, operating in some of Cape Town’s townships have expressed their frustration at a “glass ceiling” which blocked their growth beyond spaza shops. Read the rest of this entry »


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