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Abahlali baseMjondolo to Launch Two Branches in Gauteng this Weekend

Saturday 19 August 2017
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Abahlali baseMjondolo to Launch Two Branches in Gauteng this Weekend

This weekend Abahlali baseMjondolo will launch two branches in the province of Gauteng, both in Germiston, Ekurhuleni Municipality. The launch today in Daveyton is today at 10:00 am and the re-launch in Good Hope will be tomorrow at 10:00 am.

Our movement continues to grow under these difficult circumstances. There is a great support for the struggle for land, housing and dignity, and great demand for the movement to expand to other provinces. A struggle that started against exclusion and for dignity in the Kennedy Road settlement in Durban in 2005 has now grown throughout the city of Durban, and is also growing elsewhere in the province and the country. Today the movement has branches in good standing in four provinces that is the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng.  Continue reading

M&G: ANC urges calm after Gauteng service-delivery protests


ANC urges calm after Gauteng service-delivery protests

By mid-morning on Thursday, five metro police cars were lined up on
Impala Road in Dobsonville, Soweto, keeping a watchful eye where
protests had erupted at about 8am.

Taxi marshal Lucky Mokwena told the Mail & Guardian he watched
protesters who had taken to the streets demanding RDP houses hours
earlier: “They were burning tyres and protesting for houses. They say
they have been waiting since 1994.”

Burnt tyres lay scattered at an intersection on Impala Road at 11am on
Thursday. Angry residents — whom the M&G understands were from Zola,
Emdeni and Chiawelo in Soweto — said they would be back the following

Thursday morning’s outburst of community anger over what residents say
is the municipality’s continued failures of service delivery followed
Wednesday’s protests in the same area.

It has been a torrid week of community action in Gauteng. Protests also
flared in:

* Mamelodi and Bronkhorstspruit (on Monday);

* Brits and Oukasie (Tuesday); and

* Reiger Park and Daveyton on the East Rand, Ennerdale
(Johannesburg South), Protea Glen in Soweto, Ramaphosa informal
settlement, Attridgeville and Mamelodi in Pretoria )on Thursday

On Thursday, the ANC in Gauteng said, “It seems there is a systematic
pattern and that the protests are coordinated with a clear objective to
destabilise government.”

In a statement issued late on Thursday morning, the party appealed “to
communities to remain calm [and] exercise patience and tolerance”.

“The ANC will send a team of leaders to speak to the people about their
concerns and determine appropriate measures to resolve the problems,”
the statement said.

“The protests do not mean that people are disillusioned with the ANC
government, but are raising issues for government to speed up change and
succeed,” the party said in the same statement. — Additional reporting
by Tarryn Harbour and Lisa Steyn