Media alert: March to Public Protector and National Prosecuting Authority against state capture

On Tuesday, 1 November, we are marching against state capture. While we face a deepening crisis of inequality and economic exclusion, criminals and factions are doing everything in their power to capture the state. If we allow the state to be captured, it will not only worsen the crisis, but make it impossible to overcome. The fight against…

SJC Press Statement – Khayelitsha Cluster Commander to publicly fulfill Recommendation 1 of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry

This afternoon, 26 September 2016 at the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) Policing and Social Justice Dialogues, Major General Brand, the SAPS Khayelitsha Cluster Commander, will publicly be signing a Community Policing Commitment. In 2014 the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry made 20 key recommendations to improve safety and policing in the area. Recommendation 1 – the…

SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION & EQUAL EDUCATION JOINT PRESS STATEMENT:

Implementation of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry Recommendation 12 – A Response to the Western Cape Government  1. On 25 August 2016 over 500 members of the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), Equal Education (EE) and partner organisations marched to the Western Cape Provincial Legislature to deliver a memorandum to the Premier. 2. At the heart of this matter, as…

SJC press statement: Picket against Gender Based Violence as two court cases progress

Over the past year the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) Safety and Justice Programme has been monitoring and offering support to victims and their families in five cases in Khayelitsha involving Gender Based Violence (GBV) and/or violence against children. Given the high levels of GBV, the low levels of reporting and few convictions in reported cases,…