March to the Mayor on 2 July 2010 at 10 AM

30 06 2010

Wednesday last week, we planned to have a march to the Mayor to invite him to our Poor People’s World Cup. Unfortunately we heard that the mayor was not there to accept our memorandum. This is why we have chosen to reschedule the march to this week. On Friday the 2nd of July 2010 at 10 AM we are going to march with 500 residents from Blikkiesdorp and from surrounding communities affected by the FIFA World Cup, to the Civic Centre to hand over a memorandum to the mayor at 10.45 AM.

Information about the march: This march is organized by the Delft Anti-Eviction Campaign to invite Dan Plato and FIFA to the finals of the Poor People’s World Cup.

Furthermore, this march is to support all the displaced communities now living in Blikkiesdorp (the Symphony Way TRA, 20 km away from the city centre) as a result of World Cup regeneration projects. Many of these residents were promised proper houses before moving to this “concentration camp” with tin can structures – far away from the city centre and from job opportunities, good education, their social networks, etc.

In solidarity with these residents now living in this relocation area – soccer teams, coaches and communities that are involved in the Poor People’s World Cup plus the informal traders affected by the FIFA World Cup – will also support and join this march on Friday! The Delft Anti-Eviction Campaign invites all the media to this march and everyone who wants to support this march is more than welcome!!

Location: the march will proceed at 10 AM from Cape Town’s Keizersgracht (close to Cape Peninsula University) to the Civic Centre to hand over a memorandum to Mayor Dan Plato at 10.45 AM.

***Important notification*** The third Poor People’s World Cup was unfortunately cancelled last Sunday, because we were unable to get a venue. The next (3rd) tournament will be held on Sunday 4 July 2010 at 9 AM in Delft Central Sports Field (main road in Delft).

For more information, please contact: Jane Roberts 0742384236 0742384236 (AEC coordinator for the Delft area), Kareema 078 6207365 078 6207365 (resident of Blikkiesdorp) or Ashraf Cassiem 0761861408 0761861408 (chairperson AEC).
* Pictures are made by Janah Hattingh







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