1986

Pass Laws abolished; Influx Control Act and Urban Areas Act are repealed. The number of people living in squatter camps around the cities and towns rapidly increases.

Further state of emergency called and 70 000 troops are sent into the townships. More than 25 000 people are detained; nearly half of them are under 18.

National Education Crisis Committee (NECC) formed.

Scat purchases Community House in Salt River, Cape Town, for the use of community organisations. This is severely damaged by a bomb the following year.

Scat increases its funding from four to 26 organisations and extends its base outside of the Cape to Natal and begins to fund three organisations there. Hanover Park Advice Office established in the Western Cape. Logra (Lotus River, Ottery and Grassy Park) Advice Office established to assist the residents of the Cape Flats. Scat begins to support the Community Arts Project, a progressive education and training project in the arts established in Cape Town in 1977.

Scat provides funding for the Siseko Community Trade School in Nyanga, which runs a successful brick-making project that generates close to 80% of its expenses.

Scat supports the Bhongolethu Advice Office in Oudtshoorn in the southern Cape. Farm evictions are a problem in the area as there is no law to protect farm workers. The office assists community members with claims against the Minister of Law and Order.