Posts Tagged Ndifuna Ukwazi

Response by O’Regan-Pikoli Commission Complainant Organisations to statement from MEC Dan Plato

MEDIA STATEMENT Response by O’Regan-Pikoli Commission Complainant Organisations to statement from MEC Dan Plato 17 September 2014 “It is clear to the Commission that policing in Khayelitsha is profoundly challenging. Deep levels of poverty, poor levels of infrastructure and very high crime rates make Khayelitsha a particularly […]

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Report on the briefing by SAPS, IPID and CSP to the Portfolio Committee on Police

Report on the briefing by SAPS, IPID and CSP to the Portfolio Committee on Police Date: 2 July – 11 July 2014 Between the 2nd and 11th of July the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCoP) heard briefings on next year’s budget and annual performance plan from the […]

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How do I get the rubbish removed?

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by Shaun Russell What do you do if you live in a shack in an informal settlement and the rubbish man doesn’t come? For 3 weeks black garbage bags full of waste have been piling up in your house until there is no room to move, let […]

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KILLING AND TORTURE BY POLICE OFFICERS: PRESS STATEMENT

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT   KILLING AND TORTURE BY POLICE OFFICERS  Abhorrent acts of brutality by police must be condemned  On 13 March 2014 police officers allegedly brutally assaulted and tortured four men in uMlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. During Apartheid, police used these same tactics to suppress political dissidents.   […]

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SEMINAR INVITE – STATE OF THE UNIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

NU/EE SEMINAR INVITE STATE OF THE UNIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA Speakers: Vuyo Lefele – NUMSA Western Cape Regional Secretary Terry Bell – Political Journalist   Join us at UWC, SC4 on Thursday 27 March at 5:30pm for 6pm for the 5th Seminar in the 20:20 series. Twenty seminars for twenty years of democracy. 2014 might be […]

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NU Autumn School is Coming to KZN!

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NU SEMINAR Q & A WITH ELAINE BING AUTHOR OF ‘THE UNMAKING OF THE TORTURER’

INVITE – NU SEMINAR: Q & A WITH ELAINE BING  AUTHOR OF ‘THE UNMAKING OF THE TORTURER’   “A tube works well, but a plastic bag is better, because he listens to you talk to him the whole time, and he talks less and less. A tube […]

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From the Miner’s Mouth

By Shaun Russell A few weeks ago I attended a seminar co-hosted by Ndifuna Ukwazi and Equal Education titled What Happened at Marikana.  I had read a lot about it in the news (print and online) and I had seen the infamous video footage, but what I […]

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NU Seminar 27 February – At What Cost?: The Education System and the Budget

The next NU seminar will be at UCT on the 27 Feb. Education takes the lion’s share of the national budget – Its a discussion of how progressive this budget is. Please find the invite and reading below. You are welcome to share this with your friends and on […]

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Day 10 – 05/02/2014 – Giving Evidence

Giving evidence Dr. Gilbert Lawrence gave testimony on the shortfalls of service delivery in Khayelitsha informal settlements. Such shortfalls lead to the police not doing their job properly. Peter Hathorn asked about the case of a woman in RR-section who was shot by police, but who the […]

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