[PRESS STATEMENT] The Social Justice Coalition is hosting a Gender, Power and Justice Program.

On the 25th of August 2020, we celebrate the 6th anniversary of the release of therecommendations of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry. In commemoration of thisdate, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC)  aims to have a series of events to addressand draw attention to the systemic failures addressed in the Khayelitsha Commission ofInquiry. The events will…

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[OPINION PIECE] From Collins Khosa to George Floyd: Policing in crisis in South Africa and the US

There are striking similarities between policing in the US and in South Africa, and in the deaths of George Floyd and Collins Khosa – the policing systems that caused them stem from oppressive pasts and are indicative of security forces that lack proper controls. In the last week we have seen in the media the…

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[OPINION PIECE] LOCATING FEMICIDE WITHIN THE SPECTRUM OF PATRIARCHAL MALE VIOLENCE

Women’s lives are marked by a daily continuum of violence by men, resulting in women being murdered every three hours in South Africa. Despite this, constructions of femicide in SA mask its politics by framing the murder of women by men as isolated incidents and not a structural phenomenon caused by toxic violent masculinities. The 2018…

[PRESS STATEMENT] JUSTICE DENIED FOR WOMAN BURNT ALIVE IN HER HOME

Lucia, a 30-year-old mother of one, was killed on  27th of March 2020. Her body was found burnt in her home allegedly after her boyfriend set the house on fire. The case was reported to the Harare Police Station, in Khayelitsha and Mr Radebe was assigned as the investigating officer. To date, the family has…

[PRESS STATEMENT] THE KHAYELITSHA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – FIVE YEARS ON

  Key Points (expanded on below): Over the past 5 years we have not seen the necessary political will to implement the Commission’s recommendations. Residents in informal settlements are still being discriminated against because there are still no guidelines for visible policing in their areas. On 1 September 2019 SAPS will make its plans to…

[PRESS STATEMENT] DON’T CALL IN THE DEFENCE FORCE IN THE WESTERN CAPE – REALLOCATE POLICE RESOURCES

  Poor black neighbourhoods with high rates of violent crime have less police resources than wealthier, whiter and safer suburbs Police resources should be reallocated to where they are urgently needed – in areas that are suffering from violent crimes The Western Cape provincial police commissioner has the power to do this today This is…