Mass Rally launching Limpopo structure

The Workers and Socialist Party to hold mass rally launching Limpopo structure

WHEN: Saturday August 3, 2013, 10h00 – 15h00

WHERE: Sefateng Stadium, Atok, Sekhukhune district, Limpopo (directions below)

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), Limpopo province, is this Saturday launching at a mass rally near Bokoni Platinum mine, Atok. Expected to be in attendance are thousands of mineworkers from the area, including workers struggling against their dismissal from the nearby Glencore-Xstrata Eastern Chrome mine, local communities who have organised in support of the workers as well as for access to services and education, and representatives from various organisations participating in the building of WASP.

The first in a series of provincial launches in the next few months, the main focus of the rally is the launching of a mass action campaign in defence of the 2000 dismissed Glencore-Xstrata workers and for the creation of 100 000 jobs in the Sekhukhune district at the expense of the mining companies’ multibillion profits. The 2000 workers were in effect dismissed for taking action against racist abuse in the workplace.

This rally is to announce the firm presence of WASP as a centre for working class resistance and struggle in Limpopo, says Mametlwe Sebei, WASP spokesperson.

A Limpopo-wide day of action for the reinstatement of the Glencore-Xstrata workers, for the massive expansion of decent jobs, education and services will be announced at the rally. This will also be linked to WASP’s call for a national day of action against mining retrenchments, for jobs and service delivery.

WASP calls for the nationalisation of the mines, banks, big farms and factories under democratic control by workers and working class communities.

INQUIRIES:

Mametlwe Sebei, WASP spokesperson, 081 368 0706

Jonas Magedi, WASP-Limpopo, 076 317 6955

DIRECTIONS TO SEFATENG STADIUM:

From Polokwane, take R37 towards Burgersfort, follow it for about 70km, at first sign towards Bokoni Platinum Mine, turn right (opposite Mpusheng Sports Complex), drive straight about 1,5km until arrival at Sefateng Stadium;

From Burgersfort, take R37 north towards Polokwane, turn left at first sign towards Bokoni Platinum Mine (opposite Mpusheng Sports Complex on your left), drive straight about 1,5km until arrival at Sefateng Stadium;

From Witbank, take R555, pass Steelport, take left into R37, follow the above;

From Tshwane, take N1 north towards Polokwane, exit onto N1/R71 towards Louis Trichardt, get onto R37, follow for about 65km, take right at first sign towards Bokoni Platinum Mine (opposite Mpusheng Sports Complex), drive straight about 1,5km until arrival at Sefateng Stadium;

Alternatively, from Tshwane, go via kwaMhlanga, Marble Hall and Mathibela (from Mathibela, take R519 east, turn left onto R579, then right at T-junction onto R37 east, at first sign towards Bokoni Platinum Mine, turn right (opposite Mpusheng Sports Complex on your left), drive straight about 1,5km until arrival at Sefateng Stadium


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