Community members from Island, Ses'khona, Philippi, Greenpoint & KK Section protest for dignified sanitation outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on 31 January 2019.

[PRESS ALERT]: SJC TO MARCH TO SAHRC TO LAY COMPLAINT AGAINST SAPS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

On Thursday 21 February 2019 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists and informal settlement residents will march from the Cape Town Civic Centre to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) office to lodge a complaint against the South African Police Service (SAPS). The complaint is a result of SAPS’ actions on 31 January 2019 outside…

Community members from Island, Ses'khona, Philippi, Greenpoint & KK Section protest for dignified sanitation outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on 31 January 2019.

[PRESS STATEMENT]: CoCT & SAPS’ violence against poor, Black activists is abhorrent & reminiscent of apartheid

On Thursday 31 January 2019 public order police from the South African Police Service (SAPS) once again perpetrated a violent, heavy-handed and unnecessary apartheid-style “dispersal” of poor, Black activists outside the Cape Town Civic Centre. A group of less than 50 peaceful protestors were singing outside the doors of the Civic Centre, some with empty…