Media: Court puts an end to life in Joe Slovo

11 06 2009

Click here to read the judgement in .doc and here to read it in .pdf.

11 June 2009 – The Sowetan
Anna Majavu –

Residents to get new area

One of Cape Town’s largest informal settlements – Joe Slovo, Langa – is set to be entirely demolished after the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that its 20000 residents be moved out. Read the rest of this entry »


Media: Reprieve for Symphony Way pavement dwellers

11 06 2009

Caitlin Ross – West Cape News
11 June 2009

Jubilant residents of Symphony Way in Delft sang and danced outside the Western Cape High Court yesterday (09/06/2009) in celebration of their successful application for a postponement of the hearing that will decide whether or not they will be evicted from their current home.

The residents, numbering about 100 and supported at the court by Anti-Eviction Campaign activists, were evicted from RDP houses in Delft on 17 February 2008, after a chaotic mix-up over whom the correct beneficiaries were. Read the rest of this entry »

AEC Update and events – Gugs meeting on Xenophobia and Gympie St in court and more…

11 06 2009

Event: Gympie Street residents of Woodstock will be in court for the hearing of their urgent application against their recent eviction
Time: Thursday 11 June at 10h00
Where: Cape High Court
Contact: Willy at 0731443619

Event: Stop Xenophobia! Gugulethu AEC to host local Somalian Traders and the Somalian Association of South Africa (Police will be present to ensure safety of participants).
When: Thursday 11 June at 15h00
Where: Gugulethu Luyolo Centre
Contact: Mncedisi at 0785808646

Event: Newfields Village at 8 other communities in Bellville Magistrates Court to continue to testify in the prosecution of their former attorney Botman who stole over 2-million Rand from them.
When: 9th-11th of June in the morning
Where: Belliville Magistrates Court
Contact: Gary at 072 392 5859

Other things:

  • Delft AEC –> Symphony Way to continue to live on the road after winning a repreive.  They will hold a number of events to raise money to pay legal fees.  Contact: Kareemah at 0784920943
  • AbM-WC –> Macassar residents continuing their occupation of vacant land.  Contact: Mzonke at 0732562036
  • Concerned Hawkers and Traders Association (CHATA) of Mitchell’s Plain have successfully forced the city to go back and renegotiate trading bay allocation.  A press release is to follow soon but one can contact Mischka at 0731286657 for more information