Report – Evidence at Khayelitsha Police Commission of Inquiry, 17 & 18 March 2014

Please find below 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 details some of the testimonies that have been heard at the Commission this week, including those of Colonel Andrew Tobias (former Detective Commander at SAPS Harare), Colonel Gert…

Reports – Evidence at Khayelitsha Police Commission of Inquiry, 18 & 21 Feb 2014

Please find two reports issued jointly by the Social Justice Coalition, the Treatment Action Campaign, Ndifuna Ukwazi, Equal Education & the Triangle Project. The first report details testimonies including those of Lieutenant Colonel Barend Swart (Detective Commander at Lingelethu West) and Brigadier Zithulele Moses Dladla (Station Commander at Khayelitsha, Site B).  Report on Commission Evidence – 18…

Report – Evidence at Khayelitsha Police Commission of Inquiry, 10 & 11 Feb 2014

Please find attached a four page report issued jointly by the Social Justice Coalition, Treatment Action Campaign, Ndifuna Ukwazi, Equal Education & Triangle Project. The report details some of the evidence that has been heard at the Commission this week including that of two retired high-ranking SAPS members, General Glenn Schooling and Mr Martin Leamy…

Social Justice Coalition Press Alert: CITY OF CAPE TOWN MUST ACT TO IMPROVE SAFETY

The dire lack of services and infrastructure in Khayelitsha impacts directly on the most basic rights to dignity and security of the person. Through at times harrowing testimony, the O’Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry has heard that residents of Khayelitsha’s informal settlements lack the most basic of services and experience disproportionately high levels of crime and…

PRESS ALERT: Slovo and Vavi to attend O’Regan-Pikoli Commission of Inquiry into SAPS Khayelitsha

The Commission of Inquiry has completed its first two week of public hearings. Residents, practitioners and academics have placed powerful evidence before the Commission. The Commissioners, evidence leaders, counsel for all parties, the media and hundreds of residents have heard about the constant fear and lack of safety experienced in Khayelitsha. They have heard about…

PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO KHAYELITSHA POLICING BEGIN

A STEP TOWARDS IMPROVING SAFETY AND JUSTICE IN KHAYELITSHA AND BEYOND The 21st January 2014 was a momentous day for safety and justice for Khayelitsha. The O’Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry (“the Commission”) officially began its first public phase of work. Tasked with investigating allegations of poor policing and a broken relationship between the community of…

Social audit on refuse collection and area cleaning in informal settlements finds key shortcomings with delivery of service

Allegations that SJC is “destabilizing service delivery” fail to engage with main issues of social audit Introduction The provision of essential services such as refuse collection in informal settlements is increasingly outsourced to private service providers. When this is done, the municipal government is legally bound to ensure a service standard in line with national…

A SMALL MEASURE OF JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CRIME IN KHAYELITSHA

3 October 2013 The Constitutional Court dismisses Minister Mthethwa’s application as an “unwarranted overstatement that has no merit” The Constitutional Court judgment on 1 October 2013 has delivered a small measure of justice for the countless victims of violent crime in Khayelitsha and elsewhere in South Africa. In its judgment the Constitutional Court upheld the…

Invitation to attend Public Hearing – Refuse Removal in Khayelitsha – 5 October 2013

On Saturday, 5 October, the SJC will be hosting a public hearing on the outcomes of our second social audit – currently underway – investigating the provision of refuse collection and area cleaning by private contractors to Khayelitsha’s informal settlements. (To read our first social audit report that investigated chemical toilets please see here: SJC Report…