SJC press statement: Picket against Gender Based Violence as two court cases progress

Over the past year the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) Safety and Justice Programme has been monitoring and offering support to victims and their families in five cases in Khayelitsha involving Gender Based Violence (GBV) and/or violence against children. Given the high levels of GBV, the low levels of reporting and few convictions in reported cases,…

PRESS STATEMENT: Informal settlement residents to march and hand deliver 3000 submissions on Mayor de Lille’s 2016/17 draft budget

Today, 29 April 2016, Khayelitsha residents, together with the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will hand over individual submissions on the City of Cape Town’s 2016/17 draft budget. Over the past two weeks 3000 submissions have been collected. This will mark the first time that the Mayor will receive thousands of direct submissions from poor and working class…

SJC press statement: City of Cape Town’s planned sale of erf 564 in Khayelitsha – Human lives before irrational sale of public land

The City of Cape Town is planning to sell public land to private developers that should be used for essential policing services for the Khayelitsha community. On 24 March 2016 the City issued a municipal notice calling for public comments and/or objections on the proposed sale of a portion of erf 564 in Khayelitsha. The…