A response to Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg: City must engage constructively on sanitation

Yesterday, the Social Justice Coalition released the report, “Our Toilets are Dirty” which contained the findings of our social audit into the janitorial service for communal flush toilets. The social audit is an internationally recognised method that is being used by communities across the world to enhance grassroots participation and hold governments accountable for budgetary…

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JOINT STATEMENT – Ndifuna Ukwazi and Social Justice Coalition Response to 2013-2014 Crime Statistics

Today the Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko and National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega publicly released the national crime statistics for the 2013-2014 financial year. The statistics show a 5% increase in the number of murders, a 4.6% increase in the numBer of attempted murders and 12.7% increase in robbery with aggravating circumstances over the past…

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JOINT STATEMENT – SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION, NDIFUNA UKWAZI & EQUAL EDUCATION

Response by O’Regan-Pikoli Commission Complainant Organisations to statement from MEC Dan Plato “It is clear to the Commission that policing in Khayelitsha is profoundly challenging. Deep levels of poverty, poor levels of infrastructure and very high crime rates make Khayelitsha a particularly difficult place for SAPS to operate.” (O’Regan-Pikoli Commission final report, page xxiv) The…

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE: SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION, TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN, NDIFUNA UKWAZI & EQUAL EDUCATION

JOIN OUR MARCH TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE O’REGAN/PIKOLI REPORT INTO POLICING IN KHAYELITSHA ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR COMMITMENT FROM GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE REPORT’S RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE SAFETY BACKGROUND The report found that there are serious inefficiencies in the way that the SAPS operate in Khayelitsha. It further concluded that there has been a…

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