We are poor and we can’t afford to pay for services (Zonke R5.00)
The Cholera Crisis in Zimbabwe (and now increasingly, in South Africa) calls for political will to confront the ultimate perpetrators and deliver clean, accessible public water supplies.
On the 19th January 2009 the offices of the Kliptown Concerned Residents (KCR) was burgled and office equipment was stolen by unknown thugs. The KCR offices are located at the Kliptown Community Centre next to the Kliptown Police Station. The property belongs to Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) and it is home to many organisations and business forums. KCR has been occupying the office since late last year and there were no incidents reported but when KCR made it public that it will be contesting the coming by-elections in Ward 19 on the 28th January 2009, all hell broke loose.
The Radical Youth Network (RYN) supports the call made by many organizations to find new creative ways of dealing with the situation in Zimbabwe. We further call upon all South African youth to stand up against the human rights violations that are taking place in Zimbabwe - if we are not part of the problem then let’s try to be part of the solution.
Ever since the formation of the APF in 2000, there has been a well known and ongoing debate within our movement around participation in elections as well as our strategic and tactical approach to electoral politics. This debate has again resurfaced within our ranks given the 2009 national elections scheduled to take place within the next few months. In the spirit of this ongoing debate and as a specific response to those in our ranks who are pushing for the APF to participate in the 2009 elections as part of a ‘United Front of Socialist Movements & Parties’, I offer the perspectives/arguments below for APF members.
CAWP can now announce that the SCA has set a date for the appeal hearing in Bloemfontein: it will be on the 23-25 of February, 2009 when Phiri residents and all of Soweto will be listening to news from Bloemfontein.
The ongoing fight between the political parties trying to control the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) is nothing but a clear indication that there’s a lot that’s needs to be solved within the institution.
Cope/ANC are not the custodians of the public interest