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

Inspection in Loco Conducted on 21 and 22 January 2014

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Key Dates

21 October – 29 November 2013 Commission Office in Khayelitsha open Monday – Friday (09h00 – 15h00) for members of the public to make statements
1 November 2013 Parties who wish to submit evidence or make submissions to Phase One of the Commission to give notice to the Commission
5 November 2013 Participants to notify Commission of any additional issues for consideration at Preliminary Sitting
13 November 2013 Second Preliminary Sitting
15 November 2013 All witness statements and documents relevant to Phase One to be lodged
29 November 2013 Expert Notices for Phase Two to be lodged
13 December 2013 Commission to indicate which expert witnesses will be admitted
20 December 2013 Commission to issue hearing plan for weeks 1 and 2 of public sittings (statements of witnesses appearing in these weeks will be made available to parties by no later than 31 December 2013)
21 – 24 January 2014 First week of public sittings
24 January 2014 Commission to issue hearing plan for weeks 3 and 4 of public sittings (statements of witness appearing in these weeks will be made available on this date)
27 – 31 January 2014 Second week of public sittings
3 – 7 February 2014 Third week of public sittings
7 February 2014 Commission to issue hearing plan for week 5 of public sittings (statements of witness appearing in these weeks will be made available on this date)
10 – 14 February 2014 Fourth week of public sittings 
17 – 21 February 2014 Fifth Week of public sittings
21 February 2014  Commission to issue hearing plan for 17 and 18 March, and 24 March to 28 March; and 31 March and 1 April 2014
17 and 18 March 2014  Phase One public hearings continued 
24-28 March 2014  Phase One public hearings continued 
31 March, 1 April  Continuation of Phase One public hearings 
2 April 2014  Commission will publish provisional list of issues for Phase Two public sittings 
9 April 2014 Parties submit comments on provisional list of issues on Phase Two
12 April 2014 Commission publishes final list of issues for Phase Two
2 May 2014 Expert reports to be lodged*
6 May 2014 Commission to issue hearing plan for Phase Two public sittings (statements of witness appearing in these weeks will be made available on this date)*
12 to 16 May 2014 Phase Two public sittings*
22 May 2014 Final submissions by parties to be lodged*
29 May 2014 Oral argument by parties on final submissions*

* These dates are subject to the extension of the date for final submission of the report of the Commission beyond 24 April 2014