NDIFUNA UKWAZI’S COMMENT ON THE INDEPENDENT POLICE INVESTIGATIVE DIRECTORATE (IPID) AMENDMENT BILL, 2023 [B21-2023]
- Ndifuna Ukwazi is a non-profit activist organisation and law centre that combines research, organising and litigation in campaigns to advance urban land justice in Cape Town. Our primary mission is to expand and protect access to affordable housing and build an integrated and inclusive city.
- Over the last seven years, Ndifuna Ukwazi has been involved in legal, research and organising work around evictions, relocations, rental housing, the allocation of state-subsidised housing, the management of public land in a manner that prioritises socio-economic needs and the promotion of social, transitional and inclusionary housing. We have published several resource guides and research reports on these issues. Ndifuna Ukwazi has also been involved in a series of important court cases dealing with land occupations, evictions, the provision of alternative accommodation, and the state’s constitutional and legislative obligation to combat spatial apartheid and promote spatial, economic and racial justice and equality through expanding access land and affordable housing.
- This comment is made pursuant to the invitation for comments as a stakeholder identified by the Portfolio Committee on Police per email dated 21 September 2023. Ndifuna Ukwazi has read and considered the Amendment Bill and hereby makes this submission.
NU will present the submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio on Police, scheduled to present at 13:30. The hearing is available on Youtube here: Portfolio Committee on Police, 18 October 2023
The NU submission can be read here: 2.10.23._NDIFUNA UKWAZI’S COMMENT ON IPID AMENDMENT BILL