On Tuesday 4 February 2013 the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) Executive Council – the highest decision making body in the organisation comprising of elected leaders from each branch and the Secretariat – elected Phumeza Mlungwana to fill the position of General-Secretary, and Gavin Silber to fill the position of Deputy General-Secretary. For the first time,
Joint Statement on the Open Government Partnership 17 April 2012 Download PDF On Tuesday 17 April 2012, the South African government joined representatives of 60 countries at the annual two-day meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption,
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 of people such as Nomlungisi Qezo and her
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 Town is outsourced to private contractors, which in