SJC activists to hand over memorandum to de Lille

The SJC’s Axolile Notywala says most of the grievances are over poor sanitation.

SJC activists march to the Cape Town Civic Centre to hand over a memorandum on the city's budget on 29 April 2016. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A group of Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists are marching to mayor Patricia de Lille's office in the civic centre to hand over a memorandum on the city's budget.

De Lille tabled her draft budget for the 2016/2017 financial year in council last month and called for public comment.

The SJC has collected 3,000 submissions from informal settlement resident in Khayelitsha and Gugulethu.

The SJC's Axolile Notywala says most of the grievances are over poor sanitation.

"People are talking about the many issues that are happening in informal settlements where they need sanitation facilities. We know about the story of Sinoxolo [Mafevuka] who was raped here, there are many of those cases that are not reported and people have mentioned that the toilets are very far."

Notywala adds he hopes the municipality takes the issues seriously because a previous memorandum was apparently ignored.

The final budget will be debated and approved by the city council next month.