PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO KHAYELITSHA POLICING BEGIN

A STEP TOWARDS IMPROVING SAFETY AND JUSTICE IN KHAYELITSHA AND BEYOND The 21st January 2014 was a momentous day for safety and justice for Khayelitsha. The O’Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry (“the Commission”) officially began its first public phase of work. Tasked with investigating allegations of poor policing and a broken relationship between the community of…

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Social audit on refuse collection and area cleaning in informal settlements finds key shortcomings with delivery of service

Allegations that SJC is “destabilizing service delivery” fail to engage with main issues of social audit Introduction The provision of essential services such as refuse collection in informal settlements is increasingly outsourced to private service providers. When this is done, the municipal government is legally bound to ensure a service standard in line with national…

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A SMALL MEASURE OF JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CRIME IN KHAYELITSHA

3 October 2013 The Constitutional Court dismisses Minister Mthethwa’s application as an “unwarranted overstatement that has no merit” The Constitutional Court judgment on 1 October 2013 has delivered a small measure of justice for the countless victims of violent crime in Khayelitsha and elsewhere in South Africa. In its judgment the Constitutional Court upheld the…

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Invitation to attend Public Hearing – Refuse Removal in Khayelitsha – 5 October 2013

On Saturday, 5 October, the SJC will be hosting a public hearing on the outcomes of our second social audit – currently underway – investigating the provision of refuse collection and area cleaning by private contractors to Khayelitsha’s informal settlements. (To read our first social audit report that investigated chemical toilets please see here: SJC Report…

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