Durban – Protest march by WCCA and partners to city hall

18 November 2009

Time: 09:00 am

Venue: The protest march will start from Curries Fountain Stadium to City Hall

Street vendors organisations and committees are marching to demonstrate support for the livelihoods of informal traders and defend all the markets in the Warwick precinct against the proposed Warwick development that is planned to make way for another capitalist retail mall. This march will start from the Curries Fountain, proceeding south upon Winterton Walk, then to Steve Biko Road, Centenary Road, Market Road, Leopold Road, Dr Pixley kaSeme Street, Joseph Nduli Street, Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street, Field Street, Dorothy Nyembe Street and to finish at Church Walk outside the City Hall, where a memorundum will be handed over to Mike Mabuyakhulu, MEC for the Provincial Economic Development and Tourism department.

For more information:

Themba Duma on 083 721 2261
Themba Speelman on 082 643 2931

Phumzile Xulu

WCCA campaign co-ordinator – Durban
StreetNet International
Tel. 031 307 4038 (StreetNet) 082 422 9487 (cell)

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