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Social Justice Coalition

Protest march for land and housing on Human Rights Day

Human rights activists from a range of civil society groups will march on Human Rights Day on Wednesday 21 March for access to land, security of tenure and decent housing. Activists from the Social Justice Coalition, Reclaim the City, the District Six Working Committee and Ndifuna Ukwazi are demanding that[…]

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Groundbreaking toilet case heads to Equality Court

Do residents of Cape Town’s informal settlements receive inferior sanitation services to those provided to residents living in wealthier areas? Does this constitute unfair discrimination? On December 5 and 6, the Equality Court will hear an application being brought by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) against the City of Cape[…]

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SJC to challenge the criminalisation of protest action

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will challenge what it calls the criminalisation of protests in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. The action arises after activists from the SJC were arrested on September 11, 2013 during a protest outside the offices of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, GroundUp[…]

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Poor street lighting still plaguing Khayelitsha and Nyanga

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) on Saturday presented its detailed report on the need for better lighting in Khayelitsha and Nyanga at the Isivivana community centre. According to GroundUp, the research report stated “there is no doubt that inadequate lighting is a security issue”. It follows findings and recommendations by[…]

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‘A toilet is a basic right to dignity’ – SJC

While many South Africans live in relative comfort, most South Africans continue to live in unsanitary conditions. Last week, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) filed affidavits of female residents who reside in the Khayelitsha informal settlements. The females cited poor sanitation of the communal toilet facilities and the accompanying ailments[…]

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SJC marches to Mayors office

Dozens of Khayelitsha residents marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre to a deliver a petition on Tuesday, demanding safe, clean and dignified sanitation services. The petition, led by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), included the signatures of 5000 Khayelitsha residents ahead of Mayor Patricia de Lille’s 2016/17 budget speech[…]

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Manenberg moms rescue kids from gangs

In a last attempt to stamp out gangsterism, Manenberg mothers have a plan to take children as young as five years old off the street and out of the area so they can experience a different side of life. By doing so, they hope to limit the children’s exposure to[…]

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