Category Archives: Press Releases

Backyarders to march today on MEC Madikizela

10 October 2012 Mandela Park Backyarders Press Statement The Mandela Park Backyarders will be marching in Cape Town to the offices of MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela today at 10am. The march will demonstrate our disappointment in the MEC … Continue reading

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Mandela Park Backyarders to join employment protest at Khayelitsha Hospital 10am tomorrow

16 April 2012 Backyarders Solidarity Statement Tomorrow, the 17th of April 2012, the Mandela Park Backyarders will be joining in solidarity with the Progressive Youth Movement and other community groups from all over Khayelitsha to protest the unfair job allocation … Continue reading

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Hellen Zille: Artificial borders and racism are inseparable, your refugee label is equal to racism

3 April 2011 Statement by the Mandela Park Backyarders The recent statement made by Helen Zille which refers to Eastern Cape migrants as refugees and her subsequent justification of the term, illustrate her failure to understand how apartheid has misguided … Continue reading

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Solidarity: We “invaded” Rondebosch Common…but only the police destroyed the fynbos.

Statement by those who occupied the common Take Back the Commons Movement 28 January 2012 We did our best. We had everything stacked against us. The might of the South African Police Force, the paranoia of some Rondebosch rate payers, … Continue reading

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Ayanda Kota: We are all in the same boat

Solidarity Statement with the Unemployed People’s Movement in Grahamstown 13 January 2012 As Backyarders we view the security forces including the police as part of those who are suppressing poor people from raising in public genuine issues that affect us. … Continue reading

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More protests tomorrow at New Khayelitsha Hospital

12 January 2012 Tomorrow at 12pm, Khayelitsha residents will be meeting with KDF (Khayelitsha Development Forum) and the Khayelitsha Hospital officials in their quest to reverse what they believe is a fraudulent recruitment process. KDF and Hospital officials are expected … Continue reading

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The Khayelitsha 10 to appear in Court this morning

11 January 2012 The Khayelitsha 10, arrested during the protest outside new Khayelitsha Hospital yesterday morning will appear in Khayelitsha Magistrate court today at 09h00. The community has vowed to intensify their protest until their members are released. This is … Continue reading

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Khayelitsha residents arrested for protest outside new Khayelitsha Hospital

10 January 2011 Statement on behalf of protesting Khayelitsha residents Earlier this morning a group of Khayelitsha residents showed up in front of the brand new Khayelitsha Hopsital to protest against the refusal of hospital authorities to hire local people … Continue reading

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New Khayelitsha Hospital under threat: Residents vow to protest and will prevent employees from working on site tomorrow until their grievances are heard!

8 January 2012 Press statement on behalf of Khayelitsha residents From 6am tomorrow morning, Khayelitsha residents will be protesting outside the new Khayelitsha Hospital. Tonight, we will be mobilising to that effect. We have had enough! Kwanele! The Community of … Continue reading

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We march today in defiance of the City of Cape Town!

27 July 2011 Press Release by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign With or without the permit from the city, today, we will be marching first to the High Court and then to the offices of the City of Cape Town. … Continue reading

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