SJC members march behind a banner highlighting unfair police resourcing between different Cape Town suburbs

Joint SJC and LRC Press Statement: Police Resources Equality Court Case

A victory for poor, Black communities confronted by high rates of contact and violent crime as Court rules that the allocation of police resources by SAPS is unfairly discriminatory On Friday, 14 December 2018, Judge Dolamo of the Equality Court, Western Cape Division, made a ground-breaking judgment (attached) that has considerable consequences for poor, Black…

A Story of Delays

  A Story of DelaysA tale of a complicated journey of delays and time wasting The SJC, Equal Education and the Nyanga CPF filed papers in the Equality Court to compel the SAPS to reallocate human police resources in an equitable manner that does not discriminate against poor, Black communities. Litigation was a last step…

SJC Press Alert: Police fail to comply with court order

Application launched to compel Police Minister and Police Commissioners to file responding papers in SAPS resourcing case On 12 December 2016, legal representatives for the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), Equal Education (EE) and the Nyanga Community Police Forum (Nyanga CPF) (the applicants) filed a chamber book application in the Equality Court. This application has been…

Media alert: March to Public Protector and National Prosecuting Authority against state capture

On Tuesday, 1 November, we are marching against state capture. While we face a deepening crisis of inequality and economic exclusion, criminals and factions are doing everything in their power to capture the state. If we allow the state to be captured, it will not only worsen the crisis, but make it impossible to overcome. The fight against…

SJC Press Statement – Khayelitsha Cluster Commander to publicly fulfill Recommendation 1 of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry

This afternoon, 26 September 2016 at the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) Policing and Social Justice Dialogues, Major General Brand, the SAPS Khayelitsha Cluster Commander, will publicly be signing a Community Policing Commitment. In 2014 the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry made 20 key recommendations to improve safety and policing in the area. Recommendation 1 – the…

SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION & EQUAL EDUCATION JOINT PRESS STATEMENT:

Implementation of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry Recommendation 12 – A Response to the Western Cape Government  1. On 25 August 2016 over 500 members of the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), Equal Education (EE) and partner organisations marched to the Western Cape Provincial Legislature to deliver a memorandum to the Premier. 2. At the heart of this matter, as…