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Past press releases
Capetonians call for end to all attacks on women and children
A rally uniting our people to stop this scourge will take place:
Sunday 17th February 2013
Free trains will be provided to and from Cape Town
The attack on the heart of our nation is a threat to all of us. We are called upon to show solidarity in line with the timeless creed of our people. That an injury to one is an injury to all We are all called to stand in defence of the weak and the vulnerable. Whether abuse happens in your home or your neighbour's home it is all our business and we must all stand up against it.
Stop rape and abuse
COSATU is convening a :STOP RAPE AND ABUSE : rally on Sunday 17 February 2013 at 15 00 hours at Grand Parade CT . All people and organisations welcome. This problem is bigger that our divisions, so lets unite and overcome. free trains from all areas to town. Variety of speakers from many organisations. Viva a people united!
We have seen a dark cloud descend over our Nation. We are mindful of the circumstances underlying these actions, but state to the world that nothing could justify the abuse of Woman and Children!
I am not only asking you to vote for me on Wednesday. I am asking you to partner with me and take a journey that won’t be easy but it will be successful and rewarding. I do not doubt this at all. I come with 15 years of tough experience at Nedlac, the organisation that brings together business, labour and government. It has not always been easy but we have been able build strong partnerships across the country and cemented relationships with civil society. No council or government can overcome all the immense challenges by itself. The recipe for success is creating a feeling of inclusion amongst all the people of a city. The problem in Cape Town over the past few years has been that many
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The state of the Province [SON] reveals that there are two Provinces and 2 lived realities in the Western Cape Province . There are those who live lives of opulence and Extravagance , the beneficiaries of Apartheid and the new BEE . And then there are hard working families who battle to survive in an economy that has very little prospects for growth and opportunity , Where prices rise and jobs and survival becomes more tenous every day . The Premier spoke to one of these constituencies and delivered, , and her plans reinforced
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