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Churches against Corruption
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Churches against Corruption - Unite against Corruption march: 30 September 2015

The march is fast approaching - we have less than 24 hours until we are marching in Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as Durban and other cities and towns.

As many of you have already undoubtedly heard the overall coalition suffered a setback, with the unions unable to obtain section 77 clearance for their members. Without this sanction union members are unable to get strike protection. All the permissions are in place for us to have a legal march, the only difference now is that the unions will now not be attending.

A meeting took place on 27 September and we agreed that the march will go ahead on the 30th of September, being led by civil society and the faith communities. We now have two options, and we have chosen the one that says this is an opportunity: the Church gets the opportunity to stand up and be counted. Now is the time for courage, for unity as the body of Christ.

We are calling on our church partners to rally together to call on their people and attend. A unified Church seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus. On this day God can give our repentant hearts the hope to dream and build a just nation. This one day will be remembered for generations to come, if we stand together and march in unity.

We ask you to rally your congregations, friends and families we will be marching on the 30th of September. Now is not the time for timidity or silence. Now is the time for action.


Moss Ntlha
SACLI Chair

IMPORTANT: MARCH LOGISTICS

Please note that refreshments are not provided. Please bring your own along. 

Please also make provision for the weather: 

  • Cape Town max 16°C with showers in the morning and clearing up in the afternoon. Please bring an umbrella.
  • Pretoria max of 33°C and partly sunny. Please bring water.
 
 

March logistics for Cape Town


Important notice: METRORAIL have confirmed that the Churches against Corruption flyers may be used as free train tickets on the day of the march (Cape Town only).
 

TIMING:
Gathering of people to begin at 11am at Keizergracht outside of CPUT. Procession will begin at 12pm to Parliament. We will have to disperse by 3pm at Keizergracht (although we expect many to return to their offices).

PROGRAMME: 

9am to 11am: Marshals assemble at Keizergracht and get ready for the arrival of the crowds. (There will be a 10am marshall meeting.)

11am to 12pm: Assembling crowd kept entertained by Artists against Corruption and church music teams. MCs will brief and organise the crowd in anticipation of leaving. Flatbed truck used for stage with sound system.

12pm: Leadership will begin to walk down down Darling Street towards Parliament. Artists will engage crowd on the route. No stopping of march.

1pm to 1:15pm: Crowd will arrive in front of Parliament.

1:15pm: Handing over of memorandum. Sector speeches - faith community, NGOs, arts community. Music and poetry.

2:30pm: Commence back to Keizergracht.

3pm: Return to Keizergracht and return home.

ROUTE:

Participants to start from Keizergracht, proceed down Darling Street, turn left into Adderley Street, turn left into Spin/Bureau Street, turn right in Plein Street and pass Parliament. Thereafter, participants are to return to Keizergracht via Roeland Street, left into Buitenkant Street, right in Darling Street.

TRANSPORT:

  • Parking for buses will be in the upper District Six parking area.
  • Parking for cars will be around District Six.
  • Trains will be free for those with Unite against Corruption flyers.
  • Limited buses will be provided from areas around Cape Town. Requests can be made by the end of Tuesday for buses if you have a list of people who have committed to attending and the final list will be communicated next week to partner organisations and on the website.
 
 

March logistics for Pretoria

Participants are encouraged to gather at Burger’s Park from 11am and the march will begin at 12pm. 

ROUTE:

The procession will proceed along Lillian Ngoyi Street, turn right into Francis Baard Street, turn left into Nelson Mandela Drive, turn right into Stanza Bopape Street, and turn left into the gardens of the Union Buildings.

TRANSPORT:

  • Parking is available around Burger’s Park or in Hatfield in the vicinity of Jan Shoba Street cnr Burnett Street. Those wishing to use their personal vehicles are encouraged to park in Hatfield and arrangements have been made to shuttle those parking there to Burger’s Park. All vehicles are parked at owner’s risk and the organisers of the march are not liable for any theft or damage.
  • Buses will drop people off at Burger’s Park and proceed to park at Hatfield. After the march buses will then collect people outside the gardens of the Union Buildings.
 
 

March logistics for Durban

To Durban City hall 

Gather at 11am at Botha’s Garden

The march will start at Botha’s Garden at 12am, proceed down West Street and end in front of the City hall. 

See uniteagainstcorruption.co.za

Cape Town Enquiries 

Siki Dlanga

073 844 8691

sdlanga@gmail.com

Pretoria Enquiries 

Vuyo Sigonya

083 428 4189

vuyo@mwamba.co.za

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