Towards a Safer Khayelitsha

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry
into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and
a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS
and the Community in Khayelitsha
Click here to view the Final Report August 2014

All the documents that formed part of the Commission’s deliberations are now on the website under the ‘Bundles’ menu.

Inspection in Loco Conducted on 21 and 22 January 2014

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Khangelani Rawuza

rawuza-finalKhangelani Rawuza has a National Diploma Management and BTMNGT from Cape Peninsular University of Technology and is currently studying his Master of Public Administration.  He has worked in the Social Development Industry since 1992 and has gained immense experience in project development and management and office management. He has also accumulated experience in the LFA planning and implementation strategy as well as monitoring and evaluation of community projects.

Between 2010 and 2012 he worked for Paraffin Safety Association as the Eastern Cape Provincial Manager. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Managing Director of Umthombo Woluntu Development Excellence, an organisation he co-founded in 2006. Prior to this, between 2004 and 2006, Rawuza worked for the Sports Science Institute of South Africa as a National Project Manager.

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Vusumzi Patrick Pikoli

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Vusumzi Pikoli is an Advocate of the High Court. He has a BA (law) degree, as well as an LLB and LLM.

Adv Pikoli worked as Special Adviser to the first Minister of Justice in the post apartheid years. He has served as Deputy Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, and later as Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. He was National Director of Public Prosecutions in the National Prosecuting Authority. More recently, he was Director and Partner of SizweNtsalubaGobodo Forensic Investigations.

Adv Pikoli has served as:
Member of the Magistrates Commission
Trustee of the Constitutional Court Trust Board
Member of the EU Foundation for Human Rights
Founder and executive member of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities.

Awards and Recognition
Ukrainian Association of Prosecutors Award, 2007
International Association of Prosecutors Award, 2008
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (Johannesburg), 2011

Kate O'Regan

kate new 01Kate O’Regan was born in Liverpool, England and grew up in Cape Town. She holds B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Cape Town as well as an LL.M. from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science).  She has also been awarded four honorary doctorates (KZN, UCT, London School of Economics and Political Science and UNISA).

From 1994 – 2009, Kate O’Regan served as one of the first judges of the South African Constitutional Court.  The maximum term of office of judges on the Constitutional Court is fifteen years.

She is an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town, a visiting professor at the University of Oxford and has recently spent some months as a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at NYU.

She is an honorary bencher of Lincoln’s Inn (2007) and an elected honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009).  

Since 1997, she has been an honorary consulting editor of the South African Law Reports and serves on the editorial board of many South African legal publications. Since 2005, she has been closely involved with the establishment of the South African Legal Information Institute, a web-based law reporting system that reports judgments from fifteen southern and eastern African jurisdictions that is based on the principle of free access to law (www.saflii.org).  

She also serves in different capacities on the boards of several non-governmental organisations in the field of human rights, constitutionalism and the rule of law, including Corruption Watch, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Equal Rights Trust.  She is also a member of the Board of the Open Society Foundation (South Africa).

From 2008 - 2012, Judge O’Regan served as the inaugural chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council, a body established to help ensure the independence, professionalism and accountability of the new system of internal justice within the United Nations. Since 2010, she has served as member of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal and as its President since 2011. Since 2012, she has served as a member of the Sanctions Board of the World Bank. Since 2010, as well, she has served as an ad hoc judge of the Namibian Supreme Court.

Judge O’Regan is married to a senior advocate and they have two children.

Ronald Menoe

Ronald Menoe

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Amanda Dissel

amanda-finalAmanda Dissel has a BA and LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She practiced law as an attorney from 1991 to 1994.

Amanda Dissel joined the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in 1994 where she was Manager of the Criminal Justice Programme for 15 years. During this period she was involved in research, policy-based advocacy and direct interventions related to policing, imprisonment and rehabilitation of offenders, torture prevention, restorative justice, child justice and crime prevention. While at CSVR she was part of a team that compiled a series of research papers on the violent nature of crime that was commissioned by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster of government.

Since leaving the CSVR in 2009, Ms Dissel has worked as an independent consultant on a range of projects. In regard to policing, her work has included research in several southern African countries including Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She was involved in drafting indicators for the implementation of the Code of Conduct for the Southern African Regional Chiefs of Police Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) and in compiling an assessment of policing against these standards. She has also been involved in research on gender based violence and policing in the Southern African Region for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); and for the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa conducted a scoping study on the nexus between the criminal justice system and mental and intellectual disability in Zambia.  Her work has also looked at safety and security concerns facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBTI).

Amanda Dissel also serves as the delegate in South Africa for the Geneva-based Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT).

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Amanda Dissel has a BA and LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She practiced law as an attorney from 1991 to 1994.

 

Amanda Dissel joined the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in 1994 where she was Manager of the Criminal Justice Programme for 15 years. During this period she was involved in research, policy-based advocacy and direct interventions related to policing, imprisonment and rehabilitation of offenders, torture prevention, restorative justice, child justice and crime prevention. While at CSVR she was part of a team that compiled a series of research papers on the violent nature of crime that was commissioned by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster of government.

 

Since leaving the CSVR in 2009, Ms Dissel has worked as an independent consultant on a range of projects. In regard to policing, her work has included research in several southern African countries including Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She was involved in drafting indicators for the implementation of the Code of Conduct for the Southern African Regional Chiefs of Police Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) and in compiling an assessment of policing against these standards. She has also been involved in research on gender based violence and policing in the Southern African Region for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); and for the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa conducted a scoping study on the nexus between the criminal justice system and mental and intellectual disability in Zambia.  Her work has also looked at safety and security concerns facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBTI).

 

Amanda Dissel also serves as the delegate in South Africa for the Geneva-based Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT).

Thembalihle Sidaki

sidaki-finalThembalihle Sidaki is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and member of the Cape Bar. He attended Justice College in Pretoria and obtained B. Juris and LLB degrees from the University of South Africa.
For some 10 years he worked in various capacities as a Public Prosecutor, including as senior manager in the South African National Prosecuting Authority and conducting proceedings in the Western Cape High Court as Senior State Advocate. He thereafter worked as Assistant Ombudsman to the Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance, for 4 years.
His practice at the Bar, since 2010, comprises a mix of public and commercial law, and includes appearances in the Constitutional Court of South Africa.