Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 - Preamble
We, the people of South Africa,
Recognise the injustices of our past;
Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land;
Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and
Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.
We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic so as to –
Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights;
Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law;
Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; and
Build a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a sovereign state in the family of nations.
May God protect our people.
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso.
God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa.
Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.
To facilitate dialogue on homelessness in the City of Cape Town among diverse stakeholders, and specifically those who live on the street.
To encourage a broad range of diverse views, inputs, and recommendations from the public and to synthesise these into a report that is made public.
To design and conduct an inclusive, equitable, transparent public participation process that enables an environment conducive to all members of society experiencing that their human rights and dignity are honoured.
To provide recommendations in the form of innovative concepts, relevant research, practice models, interventions and solutions that seek to improve the livelihood of people who live on the street.
To seek to understand the ecosystem surrounding street people and to contextualise their common challenges.
To provide raw data and recommendations into the City’s Street People Policy review processes and the design of a strategy.
24 August – 10 October 2020
Phase 1 will involve in-depth interviews and group discussions with selected stakeholders with personal and professional knowledge of homelessness in Cape Town.
Claremont Civic Centre
Due to public gathering regulations and social distancing guidelines, space is limited. Members of the public are welcome to attend the in-depth conversations on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am – 3pm.
An Interim Report will be released publicly on 10 October 2020
19 October – 6 November 2020
Phase 2 will involve the receipt of public submissions: any person or organisation is welcome to submit their views in writing or to make an oral presentation at a public meeting.
Sites across the City will be confirmed
A Final Report will be released in December 2020