SJC To Hold Candlelight Vigil Against Mob Violence

In January in Monwabisi Park, Anele Gazi was caught with stolen goods. He was set alight and died from his injuries. In March Thabo Mzileni was found dead in D Section. His hands and feet had been bound and a concrete drain cover and tyre placed on his chest. In May Andile Mtsholo died after being necklaced in a field in Site B for suspicion of stealing a cellphone. In Khayelitsha since the beginning of 2012 at least 11 people have been brutally murdered in vigilante attacks.

SJC Joins Court Application to Intervene in Richard Mdluli Matter

Corruption Watch (CW) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) have filed a joint application for leave to intervene as co-applicants in Part B of the matter of Freedom Under Law v National Director of Public Proseuctions, case No. 26912/2012 brought in the North Gauteng High Court. In addition to the grounds of challenge raised in the principal application, the application brought by the SJC an CW asks the court to review and set aside decisions of the NPA to halt the prosecution of Lt. General Mdluli for his alleged involvement in murder and corruption.

SJC Supports COSATU Protest For Human Rights, Basic Services and Fair Labour Standards

  Social Justice Coalition (SJC) members joined the Congress of South African Trade Union’s (COSATU) protest in the Cape Town city centre today.  The protest – attended by various union movements and civil society organisations – called on government to address a number of issues facing poor and working class people in South Africa.  These…

Design isn’t Just About Shiny Objects: WDC2014 Should Contribute to Development and Dialogue in Cape Town

Cape Town has been awarded the right to host the World Design Capital 2014 (WDC2014) against stiff competition from cities across the planet, in large part because of the Cape Town Partnership’s bold and candid bid. The bid promised to use the year-long event to “deal with the vast imbalances that exist in our society”,…

Khayelitsha demands safety, security and equal access to justice for all

Protest Thursday 23 September Provincial Legislature Cape Town

Today, we protest the incompetence, inefficiency and injustice of the agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of all people in South Africa. We demand real and sustained action to build safe communities and ensure justice for victims of crime.
We are brought together by the case of Zoliswa Nkonyana, a 19-year-old, openly lesbian who was murdered on 6 February 2006. The escape of four of the suspects last week from the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court is only the most recent incident in the on-going struggle to hold her attackers to account, and find justice for the deceased and her family.