Posts Tagged Cape Town

Difference in priorities revealed! (Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements)

  Author Martha Sithole Name of Committee Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements Date of meeting 16 September 2014 NU working group (where to post) Open and Participatory Local Governance Difference in priorities revealed! by Martha Sithole On the 16th of September the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements […]

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Vusi Mahlasela to give a special performance in Cape Town to raise funds for Equal Education!

EQUAL EDUCATION PRESS STATEMENT – 23 JULY 2014- FOR URGENT RELEASE   Vusi Mahlasela to give a special performance in Cape Town to raise funds for Equal Education!   Equal Education will be hosting the “Say Africa! Say Education! A night with Vusi Mahlasela and Friends” concert on the […]

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Commission of Inquiry into Khayelitsha Policing Judgment

The Constitutional Court handed down judgment today (01/10/2013) on an application opposing a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The application was for leave to appeal against a high court ruling dismissing an attempt by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to interdict the commission pending […]

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City must address obstacles to participatory democracy

The article below, written by Ndifuna Ukwazi researcher Fritz Jooste, appears in today’s edition of Cape Times under the title ‘Now is time for action on municipal services for poorer communities’. It recognises recent commitments made by Cape Town mayor, Patricia De Lille, and the City to […]

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Education Infrastructure Crisis — Holding government to account

FRITZ JOOSTE & ZENANDE BOOI Mail & Guardian Recent widely reported disruptions of teaching and learning, all related to inadequate school infrastructure, show the urgent importance of the legal action launched last month against the government to address this long-standing problem. Last month pupils at Menziwa Senior […]

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Basil D’Oliveira obituary

Though Basil D’Oliveira, who has died aged 80 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease, was one of the greatest cricketers ever to come out of South Africa, he will be best remembered for the dramatic role he played in helping to defy apartheid in sport. As a mixed-race […]

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Service Delivery Agreements: basic services in Cape Town’s informal settlements

For the past three months Ndifuna Ukwazi and the Social Justice Coalition have sought information from the City of Cape Town Supply Chain Management (SCM) about all active tenders for the provision of sanitation and refuse collection services to informal settlements. On 20 October 2011 SCM supplied  […]

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MUNICIPAL SECRECY NOT ON: Citizens have a right to information

The lived experience of people in informal settlements is a dehumanising defiance of the constitutional and moral obligations that require the state to treat every person as having equal dignity and rights. Uncollected rubbish, floating faeces and the ever-present threat of crime are constants in the lives […]

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Make Cape Town Service Delivery Agreements with private providers for the provision of basic services publicly available – now!

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has observed that refuse collection in informal settlements is often irregular and of very poor quality.  Refuse is often left rotting for days or weeks, contributing to the spread of disease. All refuse collection for informal settlements in the City of Cape […]

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Let him in Now! No pass laws for the Dalai Lama – letters to the President and Cabinet, the Mayor of the City of Cape Town, and university Vice Chancellors

Below are the contents of three letters sent by the civil society coalition, Let him in Now: No pass laws for the Dalai Lama!, to:   President Zuma and all members of Cabinet; City of Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille; and the Vice Chancellors of four […]

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