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Press statement, 06 October 2018
NUM President Joseph Montisetse to lead a march to Parliament in Cape Town today
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President Joseph Montisetse will lead and address a march to parliament in Cape Town today. The NUM will be joined by the South African Communist Party (SACP) and COSATU in the Western Cape.
The NUM organises in the mining, construction, and energy. The march is to defend citizens from effects of Power Purchase Agreements and Independent Power Producers imposed on Eskom by Department of Energy. Furthermore, the joint March is intended at defending Eskom workers against the looming job cuts; reject electricity tariff increases for funding IPPs, and also to reject privatisation of Eskom. The march is also directed to Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) against municipalities who are failing to pay Eskom debt thus contributing to the looming job cuts.
Details of the march are as follows:Date: 06 October 2018Assembly point: CPUT Cape Town Campus.Time: 11 am
Members of the media are invited to cover the march.
For more information, please contact:
Joseph Montisetse: NUM President: 082 809 2391
ADDRESS: 7 Rissik Street. Cnr Frederick, Johannesburg 2001Tel: 011 377 2111
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