Media Statement:The Social Justice Coalition’s reaction to recent Western Cape government budget speech.

On the 16th of March 2021, the Western Cape Finance MEC David Maynier delivered his budget speech outlining the Western Cape’s planning for a possible COVID-19 third wave. Maynier termed this budget a budget of hope. While the budget details the plan in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province, it failed…

Press Statement: The Social Justice Coalition’s reaction to recent crime statistics presented by the Minister of Police.

The Social Justice Coalition’s reaction to recent crime statistics presented by the Minister of Police. On the 19th of February 2021, the Minister of Police Bheki Cele reported on the quarterly crime statistics from October to December 2020.   The crime statistics report showed an increase of 6.6 %  in murders nationally and in particular,…

The Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Act is powerful move for the fight against gender based violence.

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) would like to commend the amendment on the prescription of the Sexual Offences Act.  This amendment exemplifies that justice never rests, it restores hope in many who have been victimized and gives those who have been victimized an opportunity to see justice regardless of time.   This amendment lifts the…

The Social Justice Coalition condemns the violent conduct outside Brackenfell High School by Community Members.

Press Statement The Right To Protest The Social Justice Coalition condemns the violent conduct outside Brackenfell High School by Community Members. The Social Justice Coalition condemns the violent reaction received by EFF members by Brackenfell high parents and community members during their peaceful demonstration and protest earlier this morning outside Brackenfell High School. In a…

[MEDIA STATEMENT]- THE SURVEILLANCE AND TARGETING OF CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISTS AND ORGANISATIONS

Founded on 16 June 2008, the Social Justice Coalition is a democratic, mass-based social movement that campaigns for the advancement of the constitutional rights to life, dignity, equality, freedom and safety for all people, but especially those living in informal settlements across South Africa. Our campaigns are based on research, education, and advocacy and divided…

[PRESS STATEMENT] The Social Justice Coalition is hosting a Gender, Power and Justice Program.

On the 25th of August 2020, we celebrate the 6th anniversary of the release of therecommendations of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry. In commemoration of thisdate, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC)  aims to have a series of events to addressand draw attention to the systemic failures addressed in the Khayelitsha Commission ofInquiry. The events will…

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[OPINION PIECE] From Collins Khosa to George Floyd: Policing in crisis in South Africa and the US

There are striking similarities between policing in the US and in South Africa, and in the deaths of George Floyd and Collins Khosa – the policing systems that caused them stem from oppressive pasts and are indicative of security forces that lack proper controls. In the last week we have seen in the media the…

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[OPINION PIECE] LOCATING FEMICIDE WITHIN THE SPECTRUM OF PATRIARCHAL MALE VIOLENCE

Women’s lives are marked by a daily continuum of violence by men, resulting in women being murdered every three hours in South Africa. Despite this, constructions of femicide in SA mask its politics by framing the murder of women by men as isolated incidents and not a structural phenomenon caused by toxic violent masculinities. The 2018…

[PRESS STATEMENT] JUSTICE DENIED FOR WOMAN BURNT ALIVE IN HER HOME

Lucia, a 30-year-old mother of one, was killed on  27th of March 2020. Her body was found burnt in her home allegedly after her boyfriend set the house on fire. The case was reported to the Harare Police Station, in Khayelitsha and Mr Radebe was assigned as the investigating officer. To date, the family has…