Unemployed protesting denial of government grants in Gugulethu

28 07 2008
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Release
Monday, 28 July, 2008

Gugulethu - At 9h00, on Monday 28 July the Western Cape Anti-Eviction
Campaign will lead a protest outside of the Provincial Department of Social
Services and Poverty Alleviation’s Gugulethu district office to call
attention to the office’s failure to issue unemployment grants to those who
queued up the whole day outside of the office to receieve their grant last
Friday, 25 July. Rather than being provided with their R 500 in government
assistance, hundreds were turned away.

Today, the Gugulethu AEC will be bringing the poor residents of Gugulethu
and other communities back to the office to claim their grant and call
attention to the need for government assistance to reach not a handful, but
all poor people.

The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign is demanding that District Office
Manager Mr Lungisa Saunders to ensure that the provision of unemployment
grants reaches everyone in need.

For more information, please contact Mncedisi Twalo (AEC Coordinator) at