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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SJC To Hold Four Marches For Improved Policing in Khayelitsha – Saturday, 6 October 2012

SUPPORT THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INVESTIGATING PROBLEMS WITH POLICING IN KHAYELITSHA! SJC ORGANISES FOUR MARCHES IN ONE DAY FOR IMPROVED POLICING IN KHAYELITSHA & FOR INCLUSION OF CAPE TOWN’S POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY JOIN US IN KHAYELITSHA, 6 OCTOBER 2012, 10h00 – 12h00 In August 2012 the Commission of…

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SJC Demands Policy & Plan for City of Cape Town’s Informal Settlement Janitorial Service

Assessment of Sites Indicates Service Never Fully Functional & Recently Ceased to Operate Altogether A primary demand of the SJC’s Campaign for Sanitation has been for the introduction of a janitorial service to maintain all communal flush toilets in the Cape Town’s informal settlements.  These toilets currently cater for at least 200 000 residents.  One toilet can…

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