PEOPLE’S POWER AND THE COURTS Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture, 2011 Geoff Budlender PDF Version The topic of my lecture is People’s Power and the Courts. In the mode of all good preachers, The Freedom Charter proclaims: “The People Shall Govern!”I start with a text. In fact I have three: The question which I want to
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
During August 2011 a group of civil society organisations in the Western Cape wrote to the Office of the Premier Western Cape asking for the reports given to media regarding the TBWA Hunt Lascaris Tender and also for certain explanations relating to two aspects of the tender (a political advisors role in Supply Chain Management