Khayelitsha residents to hand deliver over 600 submissions on Mayor de Lille’s 2015/16 draft budget

Tomorrow, 23 April 2015, hundreds of Khayelitsha residents, together with the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) will queue at the Civic Centre to hand over individual submissions on the City of Cape Town’s draft budget for the 2015/2016. Over the past two weeks over 600 submissions have been collected. This will mark the…

OUR MAYOR REJOICES WITH HER LAWYERS, WHILE INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS CONTINUE TO WAIT, AND WAIT…

Mayor Patricia De Lille today claimed that the City of Cape Town’s provision of sanitation services to informal settlements has been ‘vindicated’ by the outcome of an appeal to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). This is false and misleading. The original report found that the City’s provision of temporary sanitation services, with no long term…

TRIAL OF SJC-21 CONTINUES

SJC MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS FACE CHARGES FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR DECENT SANITATION In September 2013, 21 SJC members and supporters were arrested and charged with convening and attending an illegal gathering in terms of the Regulation of Gatherings Act. On that day, we chained ourselves to the railings outside the office of Mayor De Lille…

A response to Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg: City must engage constructively on sanitation

Yesterday, the Social Justice Coalition released the report, “Our Toilets are Dirty” which contained the findings of our social audit into the janitorial service for communal flush toilets. The social audit is an internationally recognised method that is being used by communities across the world to enhance grassroots participation and hold governments accountable for budgetary…