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SAHRC with Nyanga CPF Community hosts dialogue on Crime and its Impact on Social Cohesion

Media Release: SAHRC with Nyanga CPF Community hosts dialogue on Crime and its Impact on Social Cohesion

Attention: Editors and Reporters

15 June 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), together with the Nyanga Community Policing Forum (CPF) will be hosting a multi-sectoral community dialogue in Cape Town.

Members of the media are invited to attend and report about the proceedings of the dialogue

The Dialogue will be held as follows:

Date:                     16th June 2017

Time:                     09:00 – 13:00

Venue:                 Presbyterian Church, Nyanga East in Cape Town 

The Commission as a state institution established in terms of Chapter 9 of the Constitution of South Africa to support constitutional democracy and mandated in terms of section 184 (1) (a-c) of the Constitution to “promote respect, monitor, and assess the observance of human rights in South African and is aware of the spiralling rate of violent crimes taking place in Nyanga.

The SAHRC and Nyanga Community Policing Forum want to engage various stakeholders with the purpose of:

 Reaching an agreement that all role-players have a role to play in the fight against crime

  • All role-players reflecting on how they have contributed to the current situation
  • Committing to building social cohesion in the Nyanga precinct
  • Committing to seeking solutions to the scourge of crime
  • Committing to creating a safer, productive environment for all who live and work in the area and
  • Specifically engaging the role that youth can play in all of the above

According to statistics by the Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, Cape Town ranks ninth out of the top 10 most violent cities globally, in 2015 there were 2,451 murders recorded for the city with a rate of 65.5 per 100,000 people. The Commission is determined to working towards decreasing the death and injury rate as a result of violent crimes in the area. It furthermore seeks to ensure that the rights and personal freedom of the most vulnerable are protected and upheld, and ensure access to necessary trauma and counselling services as a result of exposure to these violent crimes.


Issued by the SA Human Rights Commission

For more details and rsvp please contact:

Alucia Sekgathume

011877 3627


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