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 alone fresh air to breathe. You take your
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. We, as a concerned group of civil society
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 police then refused to take her to hospital.