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Thursday, 12 June 2008 - 15:40
  1. We demand that the all available places of shelter, including all those under control of both Province and City, are immediately opened. This includes Sea Point Civic Centre, Salt River Railway Institute, Woodstock Community Hall, Muizenberg Civic Centre, schools that are not in use and other government facilities.  
  2. We demand immediate closure of camps. The camps are a serious health risk, have inadequate shelter and prevent people from going to work and school. People should be moved, on a voluntary basis, to safe community places, including the places...
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Thursday, 12 June 2008 - 15:00

MEMORANDUM TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AND THE PREMIERS OFFICE

The Caledon Square Group is concerned, deeply concerned, about the strategies put in place by the City of Cape Town over the decision made by the Cape High Court concerning the Premier of the Western Cape’s application to open and accommodate refugees temporarily in all civic centres around the city.  

MEMORANDUM TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AND THE PREMIERS OFFICE

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Wednesday, 11 June 2008 - 13:06

Caledon Square refugees running out of shelter: Mayor's response is callous and racist

  • Plea to Mayor Helen Zille and other state authorities: Open community centres for displaced people including:
    • Sea Point Civic Centre, Good Hope Centre,  Cape Town Civic Centre or similar for the 170 people making up the Caledon Square Group;
    • Woodstock Community Hall, Salt River Railway Institute or similar for over 100 people staying at the Tennyson Street Mosque;
    • Muizenberg Civic Centre or similar for the 50 people staying at the old TAC office at 34 Main...
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Wednesday, 11 June 2008 - 09:19

How can you respond to the xenophobia crisis?

 

The Treatment Action Campaign invites you to come to a workshop to learn how you can take action against xenophobia. It will take place on Monday 16th June 2:30 - 4:30.

 

The workshop will discuss the social causes of xenophobia and how you can play a role in ending violence and crime in your community. 

 

It will be the start of a new social justice coalition to end violence and crime. We invite high school students, university students and other members of the community to attend. 

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Tuesday, 10 June 2008 - 16:36

My theme is: Human Rights – do we believe in them and what if we do? My name is Mark Heywood. I am one of the leaders of the Treatment Action Campaign and the Deputy Chairperson of the SA National AIDS Council.

SPEECH BY MARK HEYWOOD FOR CIVIL SOCIETY HEARING ON “ACTION FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS 2010: MYTHS AND REALITIES”

10 JUNE, 2008

Friends and comrades. Good morning.
My theme is: Human Rights – do we believe in them and what if we do? My name is Mark Heywood. I am one of the leaders of the Treatment Action Campaign and the Deputy Chairperson of the SA National...

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