SJC To Host “People’s Commission of Inquiry” into Crime in Khayelitsha on Steps of Cape High Court If O’Regan/Pikoli Commission is Delayed

In August 2012 the O’Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate allegations of ineffective policing and breakdown in relations between the police and the community in Khayelitsha. Its establishment followed sustained campaigning and advocacy by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and partner organisation over a number of years and the lodging of a formal…

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Commission of Inquiry into Policing in Khayelitsha: Press Alert November 7 2012

7 November 2012 Please Tweet using #CoI and #Mthethwa Download a pdf of the statement here. PRESS ALERT: O’REGAN/PIKOLI COMMISSION OF INQUIRY:   MINISTER MTHETHWA’S ACTION – MORALLY UNTENABLE, FACTUALLY FLAWED, LEGALLY UNSUSTAINABLE   POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY MUST NOT COME BEFORE SAFETY & LIVES   On average every day in Khayelitsha one person is murdered, two people are sexually assaulted…

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SJC To Challenge Attempt To Stop O’Regan/Pikoli Commission In Court

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE: RESPONSE TO POLICE CHALLENGING O’REGAN/PIKOLI COMMISSION OF INQUIRY The press conference will be held at:  Ndifuna Ukwazi, 47 Strand Street, Wednesday 7 November at 13h00 All media are invited In November 2011 our organisations lodged a formal complaint against the Khayelitsha police citing ineffective policing and a breakdown…

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Minister Mthethwa in Denial: Disingenuous Challenge To O’Regan/Pikoli Commission

Mthetwa To Go To Court In Attempt to Stall Commission of Inquiry into Policing in Khayelitsha On 29 October 2012, the O’Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry (CoI), tasked with investigating problems with policing and crime in Khayelitsha, conducted its first hearing. Activists and members of the Social Justice Coalition, Treatment Action Campaign, Equal Education, Triangle Project…

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