On 28 and 29 September 2017, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) hosts its third annual Policing and Social Justice Dialogue Series in Khayelitsha. The event aims to bring together a wide array of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), communities and individuals to discuss some of the most prominent issues facing poor and working class people. Some of the topics set to be discussed include policing, the state-capture of the security cluster, gang violence, land justice, housing rights and evictions.

SERI's executive director, Stuart Wilson, will attend the event and deliver a presentation on the court victory of the residents of the Marikana informal settlement in the Fischer case on the second day of the dialogues. Other speakers include Zwelinzima Vavi (secretary general of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU)) and Donna Evans (research and advocacy officer at Sonke Gender Jusice).

  • Read more about the event and see the programme here.
  • Read more about the Fischer case here.
  • Read SERI's press statement on the Fischer judgment here.