Community Workshop, Protest and Submissions to Parliament on National Environmental Management: Air Quality Bill.

Deisa Conference Centre, Orange Street, Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa: groundWork, in collaboration with Contact Trust will be hosting a workshop on 1 - 2 February 2004 at the Deisa Conference centre in Cape Town. The aim of the workshop will be to develop a combined submission on the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Bill from civil society organisations that are affected by industrial pollution. The workshop will be bringing together civil society organisations from Sasolburg, Boipatong, Richards Bay, South Durban, and Table View.

The combined submission will accompany the individual submissions from each organisation and will be handed to the Portfolio Committee on environment at the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Bill hearings being held on 3, 4, and 10 February 2004. These submissions will be available on Monday evening from groundWork.

On Monday 2 February 2004, a protest will be held in front of Caltex in Table View from 4-5pm. Communities will be showing their support for the Table View Residents Association's struggle against air pollution in the area.

For more information: Call Ardiel Soeker, 082 940 8669

Cape Town