TRIAL OF SJC-21 CONTINUES

SJC MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS FACE CHARGES FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR DECENT SANITATION In September 2013, 21 SJC members and supporters were arrested and charged with convening and attending an illegal gathering in terms of the Regulation of Gatherings Act. On that day, we chained ourselves to the railings outside the office of Mayor De Lille…

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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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