Social Justice Coalition

Focus on police leadership, SANDF not the solution – SJC

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.[…]

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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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