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Social Justice Coalition general secretary Axolile Notywala has been released on a warning, after Western Cape police detained him for a short while in connection with a protest.
Ten Social Justice Coalition members who chained themselves to Cape Town civic centre will not have criminal records.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, the Social Justice Coalition says.
Reclaim the City and the Social Justice Coalition have protested at the Foreshore's "Site B" over the City of Cape Town's controversial sale of the site to Growthpoint Properties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest crime statistics show South Africa has become a more violent country, the Freedom Front Plus says.
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.
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.
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