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How do I get the rubbish removed?

Published on April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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

 
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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.   We, as a concerned group of civil society

 
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COI: Day 11 6/2/2014 – Community Policing Forums (CPFs)

Published on February 13, 2014 in COI

On day 11, Dr Gilbert Lawrence continued testifying. This time he spoke about CPFs in the three police stations and the allocation of money to each. Neighborhood Watch has a two-day training plan and in the future they hope to get accreditation so they can get proper employment. Members of the community who volunteer as

 
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Day 10 – 05/02/2014 – Giving Evidence

Published on February 7, 2014 in COI

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.

 
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Day 9 – SJC General Secretary Phumeza Mlungwana

Published on February 7, 2014 in COI

 In the morning, Phumeza Mlungwana took the stand for cross-examination by Advocate Arendse.   Adv. Arendse started by saying that street committees are seen as organisers of mob justice in community meetings in Khayelitsha. Phumeza disagreed with that. She stated that the only reason a community would go as far as killing a criminal is

 
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