Photos of Symphony Way at the High Court

9 06 2009

Concourt Judgement on Joe Slovo to be handed down Wed 10 June

9 06 2009

AEC Press Alert on behalf of Joe Slovo Liberative Residents

The Constitutional Court judgement on Joe Slovo forced removal is to be handed down 10am Wednesday 10 June after almost a year of deliberation.  The entire community of 20,000 residents will be awaiting judgement in nervous anticipation.  There will be a gathering of residents and various activities inside Joe Slovo.  The AEC will be there in solidarity.

For more information, contact Mzwanele Zulu at 076 385 2369.  For comment, call Mr. Zulu after 10am See also the following media summary:

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Symphony Way wins reprieve despite City’s efforts to undermine our right to a fair trial

9 06 2009

9 June 2009

The Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers have won their first battle in the quest for adequate decent public housing.

Symphony Way residents celebrate at the High Court

Symphony Way residents celebrate at the High Court (more photos)

We have said publicly, over and over again, that: we do not want to occupy Symphony Way. We will gladly move if we are permitted to move to houses which are safe, clean, and adequate to our families’ needs.

But Blikkiesdorp is not a community with houses but a community with blikkies (tin can shacks). It is not adequate, nor is it clean or safe.

We thank the Honorable High Court for a rare instance where the courts have actually upheld the Constitution of this country in support of the poor. The Judge Jake Moloi noted that one cannot overlook Section 34 of the South African Constitution which states that: Read the rest of this entry »

SAPA: Symphony pavement dwellers get reprieve

9 06 2009

Published: 6/9/2009 13:29:20

Source: The Citizen

CAPE TOWN – There were cries of “hallelujah” in the Cape High Court on Tuesday when pavement-dwellers from Delft on the Cape Flats won a reprieve in their fight against eviction. Read the rest of this entry »