Social grant recipients in Khayelitsha would much prefer having Sassa in its old premises with the Department of Social Development as it is closer to public transport and much safer, the protesters argued.
Activists used the opportunity to comment on the Draft White Paper on Human Settlements to call for policy changes.
The 66 LEAP officers were hired after brief training but dismissed by the City of Cape Town for failing driving and firearm competency tests.
The residents of an informal settlement near Khayelitsha Mall say they won’t move to make way for a private hospital but demand basic services instead.
The protestors demand the building of a district hospital in Gugulethu as the day hospital is not adequately equipped.
The protesters called for increased funding of public services, education and social grants from the finance minister before he delivered his medium-term budget policy statement.
To mark Human Rights Day and to stand in solidarity with the global climate movement, the marchers called for system change.
The ongoing blockade of learner transport operators in Khayelitsha has resulted in over 13,000 learners missing school since Monday.
Picketers called on the South African government and the Southern African Development Community to take action against the killing of activists in the region.
The unions have given the government seven days to respond positively to their memorandum or face further strike action.