What is the SJC?
The SJC works to advance the constitutional rights to life, dignity, equality, freedom and safety for all people, but especially those living in informal settlements across South Africa. While these rights are protected and promoted by our Constitution, people do not feel them in their everyday lives. Our campaigns strive to change that reality.
Founded in 2008, the SJC is a grassroots social movement made up of 14 branches, located mainly in informal settlements across Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Our campaigns are based on ongoing research, education, and advocacy and divided across two programmes: The Local Government Programme leads our campaigns on sanitation, budgets, and urban land. The Safety and Justice Programme leads our campaigns on policing and the criminal justice system.