Five years since the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, and not much has changed for the residents of the impoverished township. The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) says that the community of Makhaza in Khayelitsha continues to face obstacles from national, provincial and local government as far as accessing justice is concerned.[…]
By Anees Teladia With increasing calls from Western Cape communities for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to be deployed in gang-ridden areas, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has appealed for a focus on applying pressure on national and provincial police leadership, rather than on demanding the army’s presence.[…]
Earlier this week, advocacy groups including members of Reclaim the City, Social Justice Coalition and UniteBehind erected shacks as part of a symbolic protest to reclaim Site B on the Foreshore. General secretary of the Social Justice Coalition Axolile Notywala said the protest follows allegations that the City of Cape[…]
On Thursday, the Social Justice Coalition, as well as residents from the areas of Philippi, Kraaifontein and Khayelitsha marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre to highlight their extreme lack of basic services. Approximately 500 residents from Ses’khona in Philippi East, Nkandla in Kraaifontein, and Island, Green Point and KK[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Ashleigh Furlong, GroundUp Three years after the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry completed its work, the Western Cape Government says “steady progress” is being made in the implementation of its recommendations, but the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is less optimistic. The Office of Premier Helen Zille said in a statement this[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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