Media: Residents demand lion’s share of jobs at mall

28 10 2009

October 27, 2009 Edition 2

GUGULETHU residents protesting outside the new Gugulethu Square Mall, demanded that they be given 80 percent of the jobs available there when it opens on Thursday.

The Anti-Eviction Campaign led a protest march at the new mall yesterday, alleging that corruption, bribery and nepotism had taken place in its tender and job-creation process.
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Media: Plato and hawkers discuss issues hampering relocation

28 10 2009

October 22, 2009 Edition 1

CONFUSION marred yesterday’s visit by Mayor Dan Plato to Mitchells Plain, where he believed he was going to address the hawkers’ reluctance to move to new, demarcated bays at Town Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: Rule by fist is ruining our democratic dream

28 10 2009

October 27, 2009 Edition 1
Paul Trewhela – Cape Argus

When the tensions and conflicts in civil society grow too great, and law and parliament and other agencies of civil society are not able to find a resolution for them, then the state grows into a bludgeon, or club, with which to batter down civil society. Read the rest of this entry »

Meida: Delft squatters shifted to Blikkiesdorp

28 10 2009

‘on symphony way we were a strong, respectful community… i’m moving with a heavy heart’

October 27, 2009 Edition 1
Quinton Mtyala –
Cape Times

HAVING been defiant for months, 23 of 127 families have relented and yesterday moved from pavement shelters in Symphony Way, Delft, to a notorious temporary resettlement area dubbed Blikkiesdorp.

Most expressed their fear at what awaited them at the row upon row of single-roomed corrugated iron shacks without water or electricity. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »


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