Landmark judgment in favour of poor

18 10 2009
NIREN TOLSI | DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA –
Oct 18 2009 06:00 – Mail & Guardian

In a major legal victory for poor people’s rights to housing and shelter, the Constitutional Court this week struck down the KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act. The court upheld shackdweller movement Abahlali base Mjondolo’s (ABM) application that the Act was unconstitutional.
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Media: KZN Slums Act ruled unconstitutional

14 10 2009

October 14 2009 at 11:57AM – SAPA

The Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that a law that would have allowed mass evictions in KwaZulu-Natal was unconstitutional. Read the rest of this entry »





M&G article on AbM’s challenge to the Slums Act

23 05 2009

Source: M & G

Abahlali baseMjondolo was joined by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign and other Poor Peoples Alliance members at the Constitutional Court.  Down with the Slums Act, Down!  Forward to Abahlali, Forward!

2009_05_22 M&G Slums Act AbM





Media: Pooh-slinging Slums Act showdown at Con Court

16 05 2009
NIREN TOLSI | DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
May 16 2009 05:55
Source: M&G

Winnie the Pooh references jostled with rigorous examination of the constitutionality of KwaZulu-Natal’s Prevention and Elimination of Slums Act at the Constitutional Court on Thursday.

If it survives the challenge by shack-dwellers’ organisation Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Act could serve as a model for similar measures in other provinces. Read the rest of this entry »








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