AEC: Unemployed protesting denial of government grants in Gugulethu

Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Release
Monday, 28 July, 2008 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 078-580-8646
For more, please visit the website of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign at: