SJC & TAC Support Equal Education’s School Infrastructure Campaign

Joint Statement: Movements Appalled and Saddened by Minister Motshekga’s Racist Statements The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) support Equal Education in their campaign for proper norms and standards for public schools infrastructure in South Africa. We believe that quality education is crucial in dealing with a multitude of other socio-economic…

Mayor De Lille Shoots the Messenger by Attacking SJC Toilet Audit

Events over recent months have once again highlighted the struggles of hundreds of thousands of Capetonians and millions more nationally who do not have access to a clean, safe and dignified toilet.  Certain individuals have unfortunately resorted to throwing waste, using violence and preventing municipal workers from cleaning sanitation facilities.  In response the City of…

SJC Responds To City of Cape Town’s Commitment to “Eradicate” the Bucket System

Statement Comes Days After Social Audit Exposes Severe Shortcomings in Sanitation Provision The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) notes Mayor Patricia de Lille’s and Premier Helen Zille’s press statement,[1] announcing the rollout of 12 500 portable flush toilets (PFTs) to various informal settlements across Cape Town.  This will add to the 11 307 already in circulation.  While…

City of Cape Town’s Response to Chemical Toilet Audit Puzzling & Misdirected

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) notes the City of Cape Town’s press statement responding to a social audit conducted last week to probe the performance of Mshengu Services – a provider of more than 5000 communal chemical toilets in Cape Town’s informal settlements at a cost of R140 million to the municipal fiscus.  The full…

THE SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING ON MSHENGU TOILETS AND SANITATION IN KHAYELITSHA   Public hearing: Saturday, 27 April 2013, 10h00 – 15h00 Venue: Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School Hall, Site B   On Saturday 27 April, 2013 the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will host a public hearing on the…