Social movements and grassroots organisations coming from communities around kwaLanga, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Phillipi, Vrygrond, Mitchells’ Plain, Heidelveld, Crossroads, etc, will gather at the gates of Parliament on Wednesday, 26th of October 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM to discuss what they would like the Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana to include in the medium-term budget policy statement. The gathering will be attended by about 75 delegates from Back2Work Campaign, the Peoples’ Health Movement, Movement for Change and Social Justice among others. Delegates will be reporting on what their communities want to be included in the budget around the following issues:

  • Unemployment 
  • Basic Income Grant
  • Public Health
  • Delivery of Municipal Services
  • Gender-Based Violence & Femicide

The delegates who will converge on the day have been in conversation with their communities. They have been discussing the deteriorating living conditions in their areas. They carry demands from their communities and are asking the Minister of Finance to incorporate them into the budget.

For more information and for media comments contact: 

Back2Work Campaign

Reginald Mapempeni – 071 275 1107

Luvo Nabe – 067 220 6556

Movement for Change and Social Justice 

Noxolo Mayekiso – 060 520 2653 

Siphokazi Sikawuti – 063 932 4099