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In Memory of our fallen African brothers in Marikana

Written by Loyiso Mfuku, Mandela Park Backyarder activist, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 24 August 2012 We hereby send heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved families who recently lost their loved ones through state brutality on Thursday, 18th August 2012, in what … Continue reading

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Residents claim raw deal in job allotment

Barbara Maregele – January 10 2012 – Cape Times MORE than 70 000 applications have been received for 329 posts that were advertised for the newly-built Khayelitsha Hospital. This was disclosed by a District Health Services official after about 50 … Continue reading

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We continue our call for Madikizela to resign

1 August 2011 Mandela Park Backyarders Press Statement A few days ago, Madikizela attacked the Backyarders in a press statement after we found new evidence of corruption and calls for his resignation were published in the Cape Times. First and … Continue reading

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Right2Know activists demand more access to information

May 25 2011 at 11:26am – IOL Regina Graham DESPITE the rain, 40 Right2Know protesters gathered outside the Civic Centre yesterday to demand access to information from local and national governments. Community organisers from the Blikkiesdorp, Zille-Raine Heights, Newfields Village … Continue reading

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Reminder: Backyarders to host Anti-Vote Election Summit on 14th May

To Abahlali baseMjondolo, To Anti-Eviction Campaign, To the SNI and Blackwash, To Andries Tatane and all victims of police violence, To all progressive movements, To supporters and friends of the poor, To politicians and government officials, To enemies of our … Continue reading

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Statement: Press freedom is a pillar of democracy

Independent media is essential for transparency and the attainment of equality. it must be defended by all of us WE are organisations that campaign for social justice. The success of our work is dependent on respect for the Constitution, especially … Continue reading

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