No Evictions Without Court Order, South African Court Rules

Judges Shehnaz Meer and Rosheni Allie in the Western Cape High Court have granted an interim relief stating that the City of Cape Town must have a court order to evict anyone or demolish a home. This comes after the SA Human Rights Commission made a case following a string of demolitions and evictions by the City of Cape Town in recently-occupied informal settlements. The ruling follows multiple evictions of farmworkers and people with informal homes during the country's nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.


Homes demolished in Vrygrond as a large cold front and heavy rains hit Cape Town (file photo).

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