08 January & 15 January 2018
A number of organisations met and talked about forming a Water Crisis Coalition on 8 January and convened a special session to launch the Cape Town Water Crisis Coalition on Monday 15 January 2018.
18 January 2018
Great engagement and planning session. Protest on Sunday 28 January and Street Pickets all across Cape Town was some of the Mass action initiatives planned at this meeting
8 - 28 January 2018
Task teams have started to tackle and work on the various elements of our fight. Feel free to join any one and play a meaningful role for sustainable and radical change. The task teams are Research, Mobilising, Media and Legal
19 January 2018
Communities are encouraged to form local coalitions with various bodies and entities at community level. A call has been issued to form WMD Rapid Response Units to assist residents to stop the installation of these illegal meters.
28 January 2018
Diarise and spread the word about the Protest Action scheduled for Sunday 28 January at The Cape Town Civic Centre starting at 14h30. At the same time local communities will hold pickets on main roads within communities to join in the protest
Our first victory was that we successfully pressured the City to extend the date for comment on the water bylaw. The new date is 31 January.
Secondly we were part of the campaign that led to the scrapping of the drought levy.
Thirdly, within a short space of time we have launched a wide ranging COALITION of over 60 organizations that unites Cosatu and Saftu in one movement, together with several grassroots organizations and bringing together a brains trust who have spent their lives researching, defending and championing a people friendly sustainable world.
We have come far and we have only just started.
We are on our way to challenge the privatization of water and services.
We can still achieve a lot. We have a world to win.