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Important Update on Alcan Protests on 9th of May 2007 May 9, 2007

Posted by Andreas in "The Economy", Coega, Environment, News, South Africa.

Just found this updated press release on today’s Alcan protest here. If your planning to take part in the activities, please note the changes.

Press Release: Important Update on Alcan Protests on 9th of May 2007
Earthlife Africa Jhb
8th of May 2007

The National Day of Action against Alcan has had to alter the schedule of its protests in Port Elizabeth. Demonstrations outside of the Coega Development Corporation will start at 10:00am, not at 11:30am as previously stated. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience this may incur.

In related news, the Richards Bay protest has had to be cancelled for unforeseen circumstances. This will be rescheduled for a later date.

The Johannesburg protest will go ahead as planned, starting at 2:30pm.

Revised Details of protests on the 9th of May 2007:

Johannesburg: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Place: Alcan National Office
Fredman Towers
13 Fredman Drive

Port Elizabeth: 10:00am to 11:30am
Place: Coega Development Corporation
Libra Chambers
Cnr Oakworth Road & Carnarvon Place



1. Leischa - May 11, 2007

That’s interesting, the union I work for organises in Alcan, and I’ve been to their smelter in Fort William, Scotland.

2. Andreas - May 13, 2007

Hm, would be interesting to get some solidarity going between people here and Alcan workers in Scotland…

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