SJC Participates In Vigil To Remember Xenophobic Attacks

On the 22 May 2012 a small group of people – some victims, some volunteers – who helped during the xenophobic crisis of 2008 gathered at the Slave Tree in Spin Street, in memory of those killed and injured four years earlier. The understated and moving event was organised by People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) and attended by a group of about 50 refugees and other civil society groups who were involved, and have remained involved, with the plight of refugees in Cape Town including the Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training and Advocacy (ARESTA), Scalabrini, and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC).

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SJC To Host Community Caucus for WDC2014

Cape Town is a city that remains deeply scarred by centuries of division by design. During Apartheid, hundreds of thousands of black and coloured citizens were forced out to the City’s periphery into makeshift and underserviced settlements on hostile land. Today almost a million people – roughly a third of the City’s households – reside in informal or inadequate housing[1], cut off from the “city centre” and facing massive service delivery backlogs.

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