What are the Solutions

  • We need to do away with outdated and petty offences created by the colonial powers to control African populations. Litigation may be a very effective strategy to have such offences declared
    unconstitutional.
  • We must advocate the prohibition of detention for certain offences, especially those that do not pose a threat to public safety and are of an administrative nature.
  • We must show that certain laws and their enforcement victimise people because they are poor, leading to their arrest and detention, placing an additional socio-economic burden on already marginalised households.