On 24 January, 2011 members of SJC joined community-based organisations, TAC, Free Gender, Triangle Project among others at the Coalition to End Discrimination demonstration outside of Parliament. The demonstration called for the African Union to immediately end discrimination against the LGBTI community and demanded that the South African government implement further measures to prevent the targeting and harassment of South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.Details
Yesterday, Wednesday 20 October, approximately 100 members of the Social Justice Coalition demonstrated outside the western entrance of the Civc Centre Main Hall to demand that the City of Cape Town release an internal report it conducted on the Makhaza toilets incident. The memorandum was received by Acting Executive Mayor, Ald. Ian Neilson. ” Below is an excerpt from the SJC memorandum.Details
The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is staging a picket outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Wednesday 20 October 2010 at 12h00, to hand over a memorandum and legal application to the Mayor. We will demand the release of a report from an internal investigation into the construction of toilets without walls and roofs in Makhaza. The City has refused to release this report. We feel that the release of the report’s findings is very much in the public interest, and that the City is legally obligated to release it.Details
COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speech at the 3rd Annual Irene Grootboom Memorial Lecture Series.
Thank you very much for the honour of inviting me to give this third lecture in memory of Irene Grootboom. Congratulations for having this lecture here in Khayelitsha where the victims of economic marginalisation reside. Most of the time we conduct these important debates away from the people who are the motive forces of our struggle. I want to congratulate…Details
SJC, TAC, EE and COSATU: Unite poor and working class people in Khayelitsha through disciplined and sustained organising!
Joint statement from COSATU Khayelitsha, Treatment Action Campaign, Social Justice Coalition and Equal Education.
Reject Abahlali baseMjondolo’s call for violence and chaos!
Masingavumeli ikhwelo laBahlali baseMjondolo lokuthi kubekho ungaziphathi kakuhle ekuhlaleni!
Protest Thursday 23 September Provincial Legislature Cape Town
Today, we protest the incompetence, inefficiency and injustice of the agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of all people in South Africa. We demand real and sustained action to build safe communities and ensure justice for victims of crime.
We are brought together by the case of Zoliswa Nkonyana, a 19-year-old, openly lesbian who was murdered on 6 February 2006. The escape of four of the suspects last week from the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court is only the most recent incident in the on-going struggle to hold her attackers to account, and find justice for the deceased and her family.