South Africa 2006-2010

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01 May 2010 International Labour Day - Workshops on the problem of Xenophobia to be hosted in Pretoria and Cape Town
26 March 2010 Street and market trader leaders from Tanzania and Malawi to address Anti-Xenophobia Workshop in Johannesburg
19 March 2010 Abahlali baseMjondolo PressThe notorious Michael Sutcliffe continues to launch illegal attacks on our basic democratic rights
10 March 2010 International Women`s Day Workshop on Counting the Costs of FIFA World Cup to Informal Economy Women.
08 March 2010 Traders Evicted in Mitchells Plain Town Centre
05 March 2010 International Women`s Day forum to count costs of FIFA 2010 Games
02 March 2010 100 days to go - and the urban poor ask what happened to fair play?
23 February 2010 Nelson Mandela Bay - Street and market trader leaders from Mozambique and Zimbabwe to address Anti-Xenophobia workshop in Port Elizabeth
10 February 2010 Cape Town: Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign
31 January 2010 Decent Work for Decent Life Campaign in South Africa [pdf]
15 December 2009 Durban - Warwick Early Morning Market celebrates 99 years and Campaign against women and child abuse
14 December 2009 EMMSG Update - Campaign Against Abuse of Women and Children
09 December 2009 Durban - WCCA Campaign calls meeting to mark 16-Days of No Violence Against women
05 December 2009 NASVI takes World Class Cities for All Campaign to people of India
18 November 2009 Memorandum to Mike Mabuyakhulu
18 November 2009 Durban Protest march by WCCA and partners to city hall
16 November 2009 WCCA Campaign launches in Nelson Mandela Bay
23 October 2009 FIFA`s games are not so sporting
23 October 2009 Cape Town - Molo Songololo holds Round Table on Child prostitution & 2010 FWC & beyond
23 October 2009 Durban - Residents were moved to toxic landfill to make way for Umlazi Stadium for 2010 Games
23 October 2009 Cape Town Mayor accepts Western Cape Informal Traders Coalition (WCITC) submission
22 October 2009 Cape Traders Coalition hold meeting with city mayor Dan Plato
20 October 2009 Durban - South Africa, Street Vendors' Support For Shack Dwellers
13 October 2009 Durban - WCCA Campaign calls for City to stop dividing traders
18 September 2009 Dialogue on African cities - The Early Morning Market and Warwick precinct streets are the canvas for transformative art
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