Contact details:

General phone number: +27 (0)21 361 8160

General inquiries:

Press inquiries: Darsha Indrajith, +27 (0)73 217 4903,


  • Social Justice Coalition
  • Isivivana Centre, 2nd floor
  • 8 Mzala Street
  • Khayelitsha 7784

Job openings:

The SJC is currently advertising for one position:
Researcher - Urban Policy

Closing date for applications: 9 April 2017

Please use the email address that has been specified for each position.

Urban Policy Researcher

The SJC is seeking to employ an Urban Policy Researcher focusing on our campaigns against spatial apartheid.
The successful applicant’s responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting evidence based research for advocacy and litigation on informal settlement upgrading and land tenure in South Africa

  • Analysing and preparing a range of evidence, data, policy, and law

  • Contributing to the development of the SJC’s campaign strategy and policy positions

  • Undertaking various types of applied primary and secondary research

  • Creating relevant campaign material for SJC members and activists

  • Building relationships and undertaking strategic engagement with allies in both civil society and the state

  • Conducting seminars, workshops, and events in support of activists both within and outside of the SJC

 Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

  • A commitment to social justice

  • Experience working with activist organisations and social movements

  • Adaptable and flexible during pressurised times

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • High level research and writing skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field e.g. urban planning, politics, law (a post-graduate degree is advantageous)

  • Ability to think creatively, take initiative, and produce applied research

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to rapidly pull together complex information

  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

The successful candidate will be based at the SJC’s office in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on a full-time basis. We are seeking to fill this position beginning immediately.
If you meet the above criteria and want to join a dynamic group of activists working in South Africa’s townships, please email your curriculum vitae and a one-page motivation letter to:
The SJC does not assist with relocation for candidates living outside the Western Cape.
Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates.

Closing date: 9th April 2017



To inquire about internships for 2017, please contact Siham Surve,

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