SJC Endorses Joint Statement on the Open Government Partnership

On Tuesday 17 April 2012, the South African government joined representatives of 60 countries at the annual two-day meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. As one of eight countries…

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…

SJC Facilitates Legal Advice Clinic For Khayelitsha Residents

On Saturday 25 February a group of 16 students from the University of Cape Town’s Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) came to Khayelitsha to offer free legal advice to residents of RR Section. Facilitated by the SJC, a number of people came to seek advice – ranging from issues such as police brutality…

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”,…