Commentary on the march held in Suurbraak Sunday 14 May, 2017.
This report provides:
- commentary on the march
- commentary on the period shortly after the march ended
- commentary on the handover of the list of demands
- update on the racial incident
- ruminations about where this is all heading
Continue reading Suurbraak rolling mass action: a commentary
This report gives you a taste of the day as it happened and is divided into three sections:
- The march itself
- Shortly after the march ended
- Handover of the letter of demand
For commentary on the day please go to: Suurbraak rolling mass action: a commentary
1. The march itself
Continue reading ‘Ons soek huise’: Suurbraak march for housing
I reported earlier how I came away troubled from a meeting I had attended two weeks back called by the Swellendam executive mayor, Councillor Nicholas Myburgh, to address a host of community-related issues.
Flowing from that meeting was a protest action this past Sunday 7 May 2017, which ended in the symbolic burning of a banner depicting Swellendam Municipality. Continue reading Reasons for, report on, and thoughts about the Suurbraak protest
A demonstration is planned (at 14:00 on Sunday 7 May 2017) on the Suurbraak braak (village green) to which the press has been invited in order to protest the non-delivery of housing because (as I understand the talk) of alleged routing of sums of money meant to be utilised for Suurbraak (an ANC-controlled ward) for use in Swellendam (run by the DA), to the detriment of the people of Suurbraak, and of housing. Continue reading Housing protest in Suurbraak
I came away troubled from a meeting I attended on Monday 24 April 2017 in the Suurbraak community hall called by the Swellendam executive mayor, councillor Nicholas Myburgh, to address a host of community-related issues.
After prayers the meeting immediately turned ugly when Myburgh laid down the rules: only three questions allowed for each point on the agenda, the meeting would end promptly by 21:00, if we didn’t abide by these rules he would pack up and drive off. Continue reading Canaries in the Suurbraak coalmine