Why Cape legal twist looks like a demolition of justice for poor

3 07 2009
Published: 2009/07/02 07:11:59 AM
Source: BusinessDay
IN MAY, backyard shack-dwellers with no access to formal housing took their case against the City of Cape Town to the Western Cape High Court. They were represented by the law firm, Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes, which took on the case at a substantially reduced rate at the request of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Read the rest of this entry »

Report: The deficiency of reality in the Joe Slovo judgment

15 06 2009

Click here to read this article in a word document and here to read previous entries on the Joe Slovo settlement.

Kate Tissington
15 June 2009

The highest Court in South Africa has decided the fate of the 20 000 Joe Slovo informal settlement residents to be evicted to Delft to make way for the N2 Gateway housing project, in what is a disappointing and frustrating judgment that orders their eviction, albeit on the proviso that engagement occurs and that certain mitigating measures are undertaken.
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