Tomorrow, 24 May 2016, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will march and deliver a petition with demands to the City of Cape Town. This is ahead of Mayor Patricia de Lille’s 2016/17 budget speech in council on 25 May 2016.
The petition, signed by more than 5000 Khayelitsha residents, is calling for the Mayor to commit to implementing long-term sanitation infrastructure in informal settlements across Cape Town. The text of the petition in both Xhosa and English is available here.
Sanitation provision in informal settlements requires a shift from treating informal settlements as temporary, emergency environments, to dealing with the reality that they are long standing, established communities that require permanent infrastructure and long-term planning.
We demand safe, clean and dignified sanitation services!
The SJC’s organisational submission on the draft 2016/17 budget can be read here.
Please join us tomorrow.
Details of the march:
Date: 24 May 2016
Place: Gather at Cape Peninsula University of Technology parking lot, corner of Keizersgracht and Tennant Streets and march to Cape Town Civic Centre
Time: Gather from 11h00
March begins at 12h00
Axolile Notywala – 0743861584
Thandeka Kathi – 0734272083