<html> <head> <title>ANC leaders to speak at june 16 events throughout the Western Cape

ANC leaders to speak at june 16 events throughout the Western Cape

ANC leaders to speak at june 16 events throughout the Western Cape

15 June 2000

ANC National, Provincial and regional leaders will speak at rallies and events throughout the province tomorrow (Friday 16 June).

Water Affairs Minister Ronnie Kasrils will join Cape Town Mayor NomaIndia Mfeketo at a youth celebration at the Green Point stadium hosted by the City Council. The event starts at 10h00 with speakers at 15h00.

Minister of Labour Membathisi Mdladlana, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs Dirk Du Toit and ANC Western Cape Leader Ebrahim Rasool will address a rally of farmworkers at the Dal Josophat Stadium in Paarl.

This event will start at 10h00, but the speakers are expected to address the rally from 13h00.

This meeting was initiated by the ANC and is being held in conjunction with farm worker unions and Non-governmental organisations.

Farm workers and union representatives will focus on evictions, the minimum wage campaign, brutality against farmworkers and problems relating to the implementation of the Security of Tenure Act. Workers will relate their experiences on farms in regard to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act.

Other rallies organised by the ANC Youth League will take place at the following venues:

  1. Hout Bay (Imizamo Yethu) 09h00 - Speaker: ANC MP James Ngculu
  2. UWC - Hector Petersen Residence at 10h00 - Speakers: ANC MPL`s Leanard Ramatlakane and Shaun Buyneveldt. ANC WL President Winnie Madikizela Mandela will also attend. The sister of Hector Petersen, Antoinette Sithole, will unveil a plaque in honour of the first victim of the 1976 uprising. Contact Sidwell: 083-693-6299.
  3. North West Coast events will be held at Klawer, Citrusdal and Vredendal starting at 10h00. ANC MP Jonathan Arendse: 083-300-9725.
  4. South West Coast (Porterville) 011h00. ANC MPL Riyadh Williams 082-823-6698, Transport Minister Dullah Omar and ANC MP Melanie Verwored.
  5. South Cape (Knysna, Riversdale, Plett) 010h00. ANC MP`s Cameron Dugmore, Bruce Kannemeyer 083-285-1402.
  6. Karoo (Oudtshoorn) at 11h00, ANC MP Randall van den Heever: 082-574-2463.
  7. Boland (Worcester) 09h00 ANC MPL Max Ozinsky 082-414-7147.

ANC speakers will speak in support of the ANC Youth League theme of "Youth action towards the African Century" and urge all young people to register and vote in the forthcoming local elections. A special focus will be on the campaign against HIV/Aids and the "abc" message will be spread ie "abstain, be faithful or condomise".

ANC speakers will also call on first time voters to get their ID`s, register and vote ANC so that the ANC can speed up change in the Western Cape. Briefings will also be given on the ANC`s campaign against racism in the Western Cape as well as political developments in the coalition government.

Issued by ANC Western Cape Communications Dept

For any media enquiries, contact:
Cameron Dugmore, Head of Dept: 082-894-7553, or
Gert Witbooi, Provincial Media Officer: 082-570-9118