PHASE 3 OF THE KHAYELITSHA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – MOMENTOUS OCCASION AS FINAL ORAL ARGUMENTS WILL BE HEARD TOMORROW

When: Thursday 29 May, 9h00 – 17h00 Where: Lookout Hill, corner Spine and Mew Way Road, Khayelitsha Final oral arguments for the Commission of Inquiry will be heard this Thursday, 29 May 2014 at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha. The Commission will then compile a written report containing the findings of the Commission pertaining to the investigation,…

DAY 4, PHASE 2 OF THE KHAYELITSHA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – COMMISSION COULD HAVE “NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS”

Today the Commission of Inquiry heard further expert evidence and recommendations. Ms Ntutu Mtwana from Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) in Khayelitsha, stressed the need for the police to reach out to all sectors of the Khayelitsha community. She believes that the trust in the SAPS can be rebuilt and sustained provided that the…

DAY 3, PHASE 2 OF THE KHAYELITSHA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – “BAD ORCHARDS”, NOT JUST A FEW “BAD APPLES”

Today saw a number of witnesses appear before the Commission of Inquiry to provide further expert evidence and recommendations. Dr Lisa Grobler who recently published a book on police corruption and criminality, stressed the need to re-introduce professionalism at station level. She noted that the biggest problem faced when it came to combatting police corruption…

DAY 2, PHASE 2 OF THE KHAYELITSHA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – “POLICING BY CHANCE”

Today saw a number of new experts appear before the Commission of Inquiry to provide expert evidence and recommendations. Mr Sean Tait, the coordinator of the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum, with over 15 years’ experience in policing and criminal justice related areas, emphasized the need for investing more into the monitoring of police and…

SJC to Host National Sanitation Summit to Build a People’s Plan for Sanitation and Dignity

Today 23 April 2014 the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will host the National Sanitation Summit: Building a People’s Plan for Sanitation and Dignity. The summit will provide an opportunity for civil society leaders from across the country to discuss and plan for improved delivery of water and sanitation, to engage with the recently released South…

Report – Evidence at Khayelitsha Police Commission of Inquiry, 30 March 2014

Please find attached a three-page report issued jointly by the Social Justice Coalition, the Treatment Action Campaign, Ndifuna Ukwazi, Equal Education and the Triangle Project. The report draws on some of the testimonies that have been heard at the Commission over the past week. Today and tomorrow the Commissioners will hear evidence from the two highest-ranking SAPS officials…

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CITY COMMITS TO DEVELOPMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES Commitment follows over two years of ongoing engagement and protest by SJC and affected communities  ____________________________________________________________________________ City hosts summit on janitorial services following arrests of SJC members and supporters On Friday 28 February 2014, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) attended a summit hosted by the City of…