City of Cape Town Must Act To Resolve Non-Payment of Sanitation Workers

City Officials Threatening to “Book Off” workers who “speak to the SJC” On Tuesday 19 March 2013, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) was called to a protest organised by approximately 80 janitors in Enkanini, Khayelitsha. The janitors are employed by the City of Cape Town to maintain communal toilets and standpipes as part of the…

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Breakdown of trust between police and Khayelitsha community requires urgent attention – Trevor Manuel

Manuel meets with Khayelitsha residents Minister Trevor Manuel met with Khayelitsha residents following another vigilante killing. Chanel September | 14 March 2013 CAPE TOWN – National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel on Thursday said the breakdown of trust between the police and Khayelitsha residents needs serious and urgent attention. The minister met with community members and…

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SJC Executive Council Elects New General-Secretary and Deputy General-Secretary

 On Tuesday 4 February 2013 the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) Executive Council – the highest decision making body in the organisation comprising of elected leaders from each branch and the Secretariat – elected Phumeza Mlungwana to fill the position of General-Secretary, and Gavin Silber to fill the position of Deputy General-Secretary.   For the first time,…

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MINISTER OF POLICE AND SAPS APPEAL TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO STOP O’REGAN/PIKOLI INQUIRY – WASTEFUL ABUSE OF PUBLIC MONEY

On 14 January 2013, the Western Cape High Court dismissed with costs an urgent interdict by Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa and SAPS to stop the O’Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry (CoI). The Court accepted that the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), the Treatment Action Campaign, Equal Education, Triangle Project and many other partners campaigned for “ten…

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University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch support Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry

Statement from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University on the breakdown in relations between the police and the Khayelitsha community It is deeply troubling that residents of Khayelitsha fear leaving their homes at night as a result of on-going violence and intimidation. Of concern too, is that despite the Khayelitsha community having campaigned…

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