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PRESS RELEASE

Rivoningo Women.s Forum was initiated by members of the Inner City Resource Centre living in the Johannesburg inner city. RWF was officially launched on the 8th March 2011 by women from all different countries. RFW is currently running a women’s wonder bag project  aimed at empowering poor and vulnerable women who live in abandoned buildings with no water and electricity. The project teaches women how to serve energy by using a wonder bag to cook.

The project is also aimed at empowering women with the necessary skills to create employment, become economically independent and diversify the means of livelihoods as well as make them marketable for the job market. 20 women have taken part in this project and have complete their wonder bags.

On the 21st March 2015 human rights day Rivoningo Women’s Forum will be honoring the 20 women who participated in the project and also introduce 20 new women who will start in April 2015.

The event will be held at  9TH FLOOR, SASSA BUILDING,   NO 1 DE VILLIERS STREET CORNER HARRISON, JOHANNESBURG. TIME 9.30 AM – 15.00.

For more details kindly contact:

Office at 011-492-1046 or

Shereza Sibanda on 0731884999  0r

Mujinga Yabadi on 0764540076.

PRESS RELEASE: ICRC TO MARCH TO THE COJ

Inner City Resource Centre

The City of Johannesburg has declared war against people living in bad buildings. This has been proved by the fact that in January 2014 the City went to South Gauteng High Court for a final eviction application in over 30 matters to be stayed. While the constitution of South Africa Section 26(1) says Everyone has a right to have access to adequate housing. In all the cases that were in the High court the judgement was that the City must provide alternative accommodation to those people who were under threat of eviction. But the City instead of providing the alternative accommodation they apply for the stay.

For this reason, the ICRC invites you to join them in a march
The purpose of this march is to deliver a memorandum to the City of Johannesburg to demand that the COJ must engage meaningfully with the communities who are under threat of eviction. The City of Johannesburg and the Department of Housing must provide proper housing and basic services which are our constitutional rights. The ICRC will march from 57 President Street, Library Gardens in Johannesburg CBD to the City of Johannesburg, from 10am to 12 after we have handed over the memorandum.

For more info please call the office at 011-492-1046 or
Thabani 083-372-7555
Philemon 072-445-4441
Darius 073-221-3072

This is our demand from the City ” LIVEABLE BUILDINGS WITH CLEAN WATER IN, DIRTY WATER OUT AND RUBBISH OUT”. Click here for the copy of the memorandum.

Support the struggle for basic services for all. Lets join hands and fight for our rights.