It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA. If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds. To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu. To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.
Cape Town Pride invites our partner organisations, friends and comrades, human rights and LGBTI activists, and all those who are distressed and angered by the apparent appointment of Jon Qwelane as South Africa’s Ambassador to Uganda, to join us in a peaceful protest action.
When 13h00, Friday, 12 FEBRUARY 2010
Where Outside Parliament (Plein Street, Cape Town)
What Please bring placards and completed petitions, and water!
A document will be handed over to a representative (as yet unnamed) of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Contact persons: Laura Aukamp 072 512 1886 / Glenn de Swardt 021 425 6463BACK TO TOP