ADF Meetings

  • 30th March 2018 at 13h00
  • 27th April 2018 at 13h00
  • 23st May 2018 at 14h00
  • 29th June 2018 at 13h00
  • 31st July 2018 at 14h00
  • 31st August 2018 at 13h00
  • 28th September 2018 at 13h00
  • 31st October 2018 at 14h00
  • 30th November 2018 at 14h00
  • 15th December 2018 at 12h00 ADF end of year party at ADF Offices

All meetings to be held at the new ADF office located at 27 Ellis Street corner Arthur Street Bellevue-East, Yeoville

ADF is urgently looking for the relatives of a Mozambican citizen Mr Alimo Ramadaue Haraua who passed away here in South Africa.

Policing and Safety

Awareness Campaigns

ADF is starting an awareness campaign ADF is concerned by the increasing amount of arrests for 'loitering' in inner city Johannesburg. ADF is starting an awareness campaign in this regard. Do you know what your rights are?
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Loitering Workshop

False Loitering arrests

Rationale: Several ADF members have complained of having been arrested arbitrarily when walking in the street, sitting in a taxi, etc., on the pretext of them ‘loitering’. They have been detained (in most cases in Hillbrow Police Station) and asked to pay a fine of R300. Some have been subject to more abuse (documents taken and destroyed). At some point the ADF Chair himself went to Hillbrow police station to support one ADF member who had been arrested. The issue of arrest for loitering is repeating itself on a weekly basis. It also affects students from Wits, especially foreigners. ADF felt it was necessary to understand better this process and take measures to protect its members. First by engaging with Hillbrow (and beyond, all inner city) Police Station commissioners, to build a common strategy to fight police abuse, corruption, and harassment of migrants (see report on workshop with the Police); secondly by looking at how one can fight against arrests for loitering per se. In this regard, the encounter with Wits Law Clinic has proved very helpful Some lawyers are specializing in fighting the Minister of Safety and Security about these arrests for loitering, which may prove to be unconstitutional (the bylaw has not yet been challenged in court). Wits Law Clinic, when provided with the correct documents (notification of rights + receipt or admission of guilt), is able to win law suits against the Ministry of Safety and Security with a large rate of success. They are open to any person who has been arrested for loitering, every Friday, 8.00-12.00.

Read the full report…