SJC Supports COSATU Protest For Human Rights, Basic Services and Fair Labour Standards

  Social Justice Coalition (SJC) members joined the Congress of South African Trade Union’s (COSATU) protest in the Cape Town city centre today.  The protest – attended by various union movements and civil society organisations – called on government to address a number of issues facing poor and working class people in South Africa.  These…

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Design isn’t Just About Shiny Objects: WDC2014 Should Contribute to Development and Dialogue in Cape Town

Cape Town has been awarded the right to host the World Design Capital 2014 (WDC2014) against stiff competition from cities across the planet, in large part because of the Cape Town Partnership’s bold and candid bid. The bid promised to use the year-long event to “deal with the vast imbalances that exist in our society”,…

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Government Must Promote The Supremacy of The Constitution And The Independance of The Judiciary

The statement issued by Cabinet on 24 November 2011 setting out its views on the transformation of the judiciary correctly identifies three fundamental areas that require public deliberation and action. The areas of public interest identified are access to justice for the majority of people, continued transformation of the judiciary and “the regular monitoring of the…

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