Articles by Sibusiso Tshabalala

Phillipi settlement battle highlights housing problems

On 7 and 8 January, the City of Cape Town’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit demolished more than 40 homes at the Marikana settlement in Philippi East. There has been ongoing conflict between the City and the residents who have settled on this plot of privately owned land just off Symphony Way.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 15 January 2014

School marked for closure gets it right

Peak View Secondary School in Bridgetown, Athlone was one of 27 schools marked for closure by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). Nearly two years later Peak View's matric results are top in its district.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 8 January 2014

Can urban upgrading create safer communities?

The third lecture of this year’s Grootboom Memorial Dialogue Series took place at the Woodstock Town hall last night. Hosted by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), the dialogue explored the impact of urban design interventions on the safety and security of people living in informal settlements.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 20 November 2013

SJC launches 6th Irene Grootboom Dialogue Series

The Khayelitsha based Social Justice Coalition launched the 6th Irene Grootboom Dialogue Series last night with a seminar on the History of Insecurity in South Africa.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 13 November 2013

Home Affairs employees demand reprimand for boss

On 15 October 2013, about 40 Department of Home Affairs (DHA) officials protested outside their Cape Town office.The protest brings to a head several months of clashes between officials and DHA management.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 21 October 2013

Rural women demand scrapping of Traditional Courts Bill

On 15 October, 250 rural women and activists marched to Parliament as part of the activities held worldwide for the International Day for Rural Women.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 21 October 2013

Turning the tide: Black Female co-operatives in Cape Town

At the centre of South Africa’s economic inequality and resulting poverty is a lack of access to economic opportunity. Small and medium enterprises have a pivotal role to play in accelerating economic growth for poor and working class communities.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 1 October 2013

SJC Civil Disobedience matter postponed

The matter against the twenty-one Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists, who took part in a civil disobedience action last week, has been postponed to 23 October 2013. The 21 activists appeared before the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 18 September 2013

What is the role of civil disobedience in South Africa?

On 18 September 2013, twenty-one Social Justice Coalition activists will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate court for contravening provisions of the Regulation of Gatherings Act.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 18 September 2013