PRELIMINARY FINDINGS: Social Audit on the Janitorial Service for Flush Toilets in Four Khayelitsha Informal Settlements

Social Audit coverage: Total number of residents interviewed: 195 Total number of janitors interviewed: 31 Total number of toilets inspected: 528 Total number of social auditors: 90 Documents inspected:   Project Initiation Document (PID), CoCT, November, 13, 2013 Systems Procedure for Janitorial Services, CoCT, 17 July 2013 Janitors employed in Khayelitsha informal settlements (as of…

Social Justice Coalition and Ndifuna Ukwazi to host a public hearing on the janitorial service for flush toilets in Khayelitsha

19 July 2014  Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School Hall Site B, Khayelitsha 10h00 – 14h00 On Saturday 19 July the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) will host a public hearing on the findings of a week-long social audit on the janitorial service for communal flush toilets in informal settlements in Khayelitsha. The…

SAHRC FINDS CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S LACK OF SANITATION PLAN UNREASONABLE AND RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY

Recommendations a victory for residents of informal settlements! The life of every person living in informal settlements, both in Cape Town and throughout the country, will be altered in what is a major victory in the struggle for dignity and equality by poor and working class people. An investigation (See here: Investigative Report – Western…

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…