PRESS STATEMENT: Informal settlement residents to march and hand deliver 3000 submissions on Mayor de Lille’s 2016/17 draft budget

Today, 29 April 2016, Khayelitsha residents, together with the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will hand over individual submissions on the City of Cape Town’s 2016/17 draft budget. Over the past two weeks 3000 submissions have been collected. This will mark the first time that the Mayor will receive thousands of direct submissions from poor and working class…

SJC press statement: City of Cape Town’s planned sale of erf 564 in Khayelitsha – Human lives before irrational sale of public land

The City of Cape Town is planning to sell public land to private developers that should be used for essential policing services for the Khayelitsha community. On 24 March 2016 the City issued a municipal notice calling for public comments and/or objections on the proposed sale of a portion of erf 564 in Khayelitsha. The…

Press Statement: SJC and EE launch case against Police over allocation of resources

Today, March 30, 2016, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and Equal Education (EE) have announced that they will be taking Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and the acting National Commissioner of Police Kgomotso Phahlane to court on the ongoing inequitable, irrational and unjust allocation of police resources. The announcement was made at a press conference…

SINOXOLO MAFEVUKA MEMORANDUM TO KHAYELITSHA SAPS

The memorandum being delivered to Major General Brand (Khayeltsha Cluster Commander) and Colonel Raboliba (Harare Station Commander) today by the Social Justice Coalition regarding the case of Sinoxolo Mafevuka and SAPS operational and structural inefficiencies can be viewed here: Memorandum on Sinoxolo Mafevuka and SAPS operational and structural inefficiencies (15 March 2016) For comment please…