Groundbreaking toilet case heads to Equality Court

2017-11-08 07:11

The Equality Court is to hear an application, brought by the Social Justice Coalition against the City of Cape Town, which tackles sanitation in informal settlements.

Unnotified gatherings tend to become more violent - court hears

2017-06-15 18:44

The purpose of prosecuting protest convenors who fail to notify authorities of gatherings is to deter violence and increase peaceful assemblies, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Cape Town activists march against state capture

2016-11-01 20:18

The Social Justice Coalition have marched to demand that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane oppose any delays to the release of her predecessor's state capture report.

Khayelitsha teen's alleged killers will apply for bail

2016-03-15 13:15

Two rows of the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court were filled by friends and family of Sinoxolo Mafevuka ahead of the first appearance of two men charged with her rape and murder.

DA calls on Lili to withdraw 'criminals must be killed' comments

2015-07-29 20:59

The DA says that comments made by ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili that criminals should be "killed immediately and brutally" incites mob justice and must be withdrawn.

Liquor the enemy in Khayelitsha - SJC

2015-07-09 14:01

The Social Justice Coalition believes liquor is the enemy in Khayelitsha because it facilitates criminal activities. They are calling for the liquor licence of Osi's Place to be permanently revoked.

SA more violent - FF Plus

2014-09-19 16:02

The latest crime statistics show South Africa has become a more violent country, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Lawyer: Activists should be discharged

2014-07-24 19:16

Eleven of those who attended a peaceful gathering over sanitation last year should be discharged, their lawyer has told the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

De Lille unhappy over SAHRC toilet report

2014-07-17 18:58

An SA Human Rights Commission report into sanitation in Cape Town's informal settlements has numerous shortcomings, the city's Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Call for police task team on vigilante killings

2014-05-29 14:09

Police must urgently set up a special task team to deal with vigilante violence and prevent such incidents, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.


Organisations present stats on lack of policing in Khayelitsha

2017-07-20 14:41

Khayelitsha residents have been updated on a court case - brought against the police by the civic organisations - over their allocation of resources to poorer areas.

Police in contempt of court - SJC

2017-01-23 20:16

The Social Justice Coalition says that the police minister and several police commissioners are in contempt of court for failing to file responding papers in a court case it brought against them. 

'If you walk alone at night in Khayelitsha you're a target'

Almost two years since a major report on policing in Khayelitsha was filed the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is still calling for foot patrols and more resources to keep residents safe.

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Minister faces court threat over Khayelitsha policing

2015-08-12 16:25

Civil society organisations are prepared to go to court to compel Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to revise the allocation of police resources to areas such as Khayelitsha.

Increase manpower by cutting salaries of top cops - CPF chair

2015-07-23 18:02

Police shortages across the country can be addressed by “simply cutting top cops’ salaries”, former Western Cape Community Policing Board chairperson Hanif Loonat has said.

Activist guilty of ‘necklacing’ murder

2014-10-02 09:32

The Western Cape High Court has found Social Justice Coalition activist Angy Peter and her co-accused guilty of the “necklacing” murder of a man.

We were sick of poor sanitation - SJC

2014-07-25 05:00

Social Justice Coalition members refused to leave the Cape Town civic centre last year because they wanted to make a statement about poor sanitation, the city's magistrate's court has heard.

1 in 4 Khayelitsha toilets don't work - SJC

2014-07-19 22:33

Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, the Social Justice Coalition says.

Lwandle evictions: what went wrong?

2014-06-13 12:41

As the government opens an investigation into the blame game over the evicted Lwandle families, News24 tries to makes sense of the human tragedy.

Khayelitsha residents 'don't trust police'

2014-05-29 12:19

The spate of vigilante violence in Khayelitsha is proof that residents do not trust the police, the Legal Resources Centre has told the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

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