Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers in Grahamstown to speak about their new anthology

10 08 2011
Press Release – 9 August 2011
Students for Social Justice
Unemployed People’s Movement
Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign

Event 1: Pavement Dwellers to speak at Rhodes University
Venue: Sociology 1, Rhodes University
Date/Time: Thursday 11 August @ 19h00 – 21h00

Event 2: Symphony Way authors meet the Unemployed People’s Movement
Venue: Duna Library in Joza Township
Date/Time: Friday 12 August @ 3pm

‘A beauty, extraordinary in every way.’
Naomi Klein, author of ‘The Shock Doctrine’ and ‘No Logo’

Students for Social Justice, the Sociology Department, and the Unemployed Peoples Movement in Grahamstown have organized two unique talks by four of the Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers, authors of No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way. This extraordinary anthology of struggle it testimony and poetry written on the pavement of one of the longest running civil disobedience protests in South Africa’s history. Read the rest of this entry »





Poster: Rhodes University book launch of No Land! No House! No Vote!

9 08 2011





Launch at Book Lounge of “No Land! No House! No Vote!” and picket by Blikkiesdorp in front of Parliament

12 05 2011

For more information on our struggle, please contact Aunty Tilla @ 0764772508 and Michelle @ 0748063523

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No House! No Dignity! No Vote! Why we wont vote on the 18th of May

9 05 2011

Join the Gugulethu Anti-Eviction Campaign at KwaMlamli’s as we host a show, exhibition, and discussion on the grassroots politics of the No Vote position. We say we are sick and tired of choosing between Helen Zuma and Jacob Zille!

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5th May Event: No Land! No House! No Vote! at AIDC

4 05 2011

No Land! No House! No Vote!

Voices from Symphony Way on our upcoming elections

Join us to hear and talk about this unique anthology of 45 factual short stories written by the controversial 2011_05_05 Symphony Way Book Launch on 5th of MaySymphony Way Pavement Dwellers from Delft and with a Forward by Raj Patel.

The authors from Symphony Way will be there to discuss their struggle for land, housing and dignity and how that struggle taught them a lot about electoral politics. They will be explaining why many of them will not vote in the elections on the 18th May.

Date: 5th May 2011 — Time: 5:30 for 6pm

at Alternative Information Development Center

129 Rochester Rd in Observatory, Cape Town

Entrance is free. Copies of the book will be available to buy.   RSVP to Norma@aidc.org.za 021 4472525 or RSVP on Facebook.  For comment by the Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign, contact Aunty Tilla at 0764772508





Solidarity: Urgent Press Statement on the Right to the City Campaign – 1 Day to go

10 06 2010

Urgent Press Statement

The Right to the City Campaign

Count Down

10 June 2010

Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, 21 days ago launched it’s campaign ‘the right to the city campaign’ today the world and South Africans are counting few days before the kick off of the 2010 FiFa World cup, also Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape is counting few hours before kick starting it’s campaign.

Part of the aim of the campaign is to build shacks outside Green Point soccer stadium at Cape Town, occupying governmental offices, invading open public spaces within the city and occupying unused hotels, flats and schools within the City.

Tomorrow, the 11th June 2010 is the first day of our campaign, about 100 members of Abahlali baseMjondolo will meet at Cape Town next to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) at Keizerngracht Street at 10:00 from there we will proceed to where our protest is going to take place.

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Filmtour When The Mountain Meets Its Shadow/Im Schatten des Tafelberges

26 03 2010

Preview-Filmscreening in Anwesenheit der Protagonisten Ashraf Cassiem und Mncedisi Twalo aus Kapstadt und der Filmemacher mit anschließender Diskussion

Im Schatten des Tafelberges
Kapstadt, Südafrika 2009.

In kaum einer anderen Stadt der Welt liegen Armut und Reichtum so dicht beieinander wie am Kap der guten Hoffnung. Der Dokumentarfilm When the Mountain meets its Shadow erzählt die Geschichten von Ashraf, Mne, Zoliswa und Arnold, die in den Armenvierteln rund um Kapstadt auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise ums Überleben kämpfen. Ashraf und Mne von der Anti Eviction Campaign setzten sich täglich in den Townships gegen Zwangsräumungen und Wassersperrungen ein. Zoliswa, eine alleinerziehende Mutter, sucht eine neue Stelle als Hausangestellte und Arnold macht eine Ausbildung zum bewaffneten Wachmann in der boomenden Sicherheitsindustrie. Als die Stadtverwaltung eine komplette Armensiedlung räumen lassen will, werden Ashraf und sein Freund Mne mit ihren eigenen unverarbeiteten Erlebnissen aus der Zeit der Apartheid konfrontiert … Read the rest of this entry »





March to Support Informal Trading

18 02 2010

CHATA will be joining the Western Cape Informal Traders Coalition in a march on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The march will begin from Kaizerchrat in Cape Town at 9am to proceed to the City Building. CHATA has encouraged its members not to collect their permits due to the conditions that will put the Traders out of business. Mitchells Plain Traders are outraged by the Media Release from the Mayor Dan Plato yesterday February 17, 2010. Many issues regarding trading in Mitchells Plain are unresolved. As far as CHATA is concerned, the tribunal has not responded to the main objections of CHATA.

For more information please contact: Mischka Cassiem 073128657 and Naiela 0729050779





AbM Solidarity Poster (supporting Abahlali after the violent attacks on Kennedy Road)

16 10 2009
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Press Release: Athlone AEC Sunday Protest

7 08 2009

On August 9, 2009 at 15h00, the Athlone Anti-Eviction Campaign with be holding a protest for the Scrapping of Arrears and for not being allowed to participate in the upgrading of Kewtown. The protest will state in the square at Block #13 in Kewtown.

The Kewtown community wants to be included in the apartment renovations DURING and AFTER the upgrading takes place. There will be a petition available on Sunday for all and any communities that want to support the actions of Kewtown opposing the proposed upgrading policies that exclude them and will evict them due to the process.

The press and the public are encouraged to attend.

The Athlone Anti-Eviction Campaign was established in 2002 to assist the residents of the Athlone area. We have been fighting water cuts, defending illegal occupations and the non-removal of the Gatesville hawkers, promoting free education for youth, public housing efforts and the scrapping of arrears. It has been very long now and our forefathers own the houses that we are living in today.

Contacts: Pamela Buekes: 0793709614 & Manuel Dyers: 0742960358








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