On Thursday 28 February 2019 the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will host a roundtable discussion on the costs of the state’s legal appeals at the SunSquare City Bowl hotel. The South African Constitution stands out as one of the world’s best because of its unique Bill of Rights. The government has a duty not to…
Today, approximately 200 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) members will gather outside the Cape Town Civic Centre – joined by Mayor Patricia de Lille, ward councilors, and partners – to mark the City’s announcement (see here) of a new service for informal settlements which could drastically improve the quality of sanitation services.
On Saturday 25 February a group of 16 students from the University of Cape Town’s Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) came to Khayelitsha to offer free legal advice to residents of RR Section. Facilitated by the SJC, a number of people came to seek advice – ranging from issues such as police brutality…
On 24 January, 2011 members of SJC joined community-based organisations, TAC, Free Gender, Triangle Project among others at the Coalition to End Discrimination demonstration outside of Parliament. The demonstration called for the African Union to immediately end discrimination against the LGBTI community and demanded that the South African government implement further measures to prevent the targeting and harassment of South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
CAPE TOWN, 21 March 2010 – This weekend people across the country mark Human Rights Day. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960. Deep sorrow and joy enter our thoughts when we pay tribute to those who died for the rights we enjoy today. The 69 people brutally massacred and the hundreds injured at Sharpeville peacefully demanding the scrapping of the Pass Laws. These laws were arguably the colonial and Apartheid state’s cruelest acts which denied freedom of movement and dignity to the majority of Black people.
How often do you fear for your safety when using a toilet?
For many, going to the toilet or accessing clean drinking water might seem like the most fundamental of service provisions and rights, but it is routinely denied to half a million people living in the City of Cape Town’s informal settlements.
Residents currently have to share one toilet amongst thirteen households (despite the law regulating five per household), and toilets are often dysfunctional, poorly maintained, unhygienic, unsafe and very sparsely located.