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29 July 2009 World Class Cities for All (WCCA) press conference on Warwick Early Morning Market crisis
28 July 2009 Resolutions Adopted at the Special Public Meeting called by the 1860 Heritage Legacy Foundation on Tuesday 28 July 2009 at the ML Sultan Campus of the Durban University of Technology
24 July 2009 Guarantee Warwick market site for future generations of market gardeners and informal traders!!!
22 July 2009 Countdown to stop the forced removals - 4 Days To Go!
20 July 2009 Early Morning Market Support Group update and meeting times
12 July 2009 Barrow Pushers at Warwick Market...
11 July 2009 Court challenge to halt city`s planned closure of the Warwick Early Morning Market
12 June 2009 Geneva -"Local governments turn a blind eye to the global jobs crisis in their preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup"
08 June 2009 International Labour Conference, Geneva
05 June 2009 Geneva ILO Conference, Geneva "Bring local Government into global economic recovery plans"
04 June 2009 Durban: Negotiations with City Manager - "Yes to Development that includes informal traders and no to demolition of Early Morning Market"
03 June 2009 Durban: Warwick Early Morning market traders decided to close the market themselves today when city officials denied entry to traders who did not have permits.
01 June 2009 Durban: Removal date of market traders is postponed
19 March 2009 Johannesburg: World Class Cities FOR ALL Campaign partners meeting- Civil Society Organizations Gather in Johannesburg to Strategize for 2010
14 March 2009 Cape Town: UNITED GREEN POINT TRADERS ALLIANCE - Chaos as displaced street traders queue for permits
24 February 2009 Durban - Warwick Market vendors forced to relocate: Thousands of informal workers possibly affected
14 February 2009 Cape Town: Cape Town: United Green Point Traders Alliance (UGPTA) protests the municipality has not played the game
07 January 2009 Durban: Street Vendors` Protest Letter to eThekwini Municipality
06 November 2008 Abahlali baseMjondolo challenges the Notorious Slums Act in Durban High Court on 6 and 7 November, 2008
01 November 2008 Durban: Evict refugees because "FIFA World Cup is around the corner"
14 October 2008 Housing rights and FIFA World Cup 2010 Games
06 October 2008 Housing rights: "World Class City" means hiding the poor
05 October 2008 SATUCC Streetnet joint workshop organising workers in the informal economy, held at Booysens Hotel, Johannesburg
28 July 2008 Durban: EMM Strategy Meeting @ Cane-Growers Hall at ML Sultan
28 June 2008 WCCA (World Class Cities for All) Campaign Statement on Dismissal of Nelspruit stadium construction workers
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