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Assisting poor and marginalised groups to realise an adequate standard of living
Developing housing rights and basic services jurisprudence.
Ensuring pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and developing socio-economic rights jurisprudence
Ensuring pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and developing socio-economic rights jurisprudence

Minister of Police to pay damages to Abahlali members for police brutality (22 April 2013).

On 22 April 2013, the Durban High Court ordered the Minister of Police to pay a total of R165 000 in damages to two members of shackdwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo - Sbu Zikode and Philani Zungu – and one resident of the Kennedy Road informal settlement. The order, made by agreement, comes after officers from Sydenham Police Station illegally arrested and assaulted Zungu while he and Zikode were travelling to a radio debate with the then KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Housing, Mike Mabuyakhulu, in September 2006. Other officers from Sydenham Police Station then illegally shot a woman at the Kennedy Road informal settlement. The woman was part of a crowd which had gathered to demonstrate against the arrest of Zikode and Zungu.

  • Read the SERI and Abahlali baseMjondolo media statement here.
  • Read more the case here.

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SERI_RightsSA So where is everyone living if there is no affordable private market rental or social housing available? http://t.co/hakb4k1V57
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SERI_RightsSA Social housing does NOT cater for this group, neither in terms of affordability nor supply http://t.co/BE6qLGSPNd
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SERI_RightsSA And if this demand is broken down further, the following picture emerges about people's rental affordability levels http://t.co/79sN92lihQ
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SERI_RightsSA A picture of rental housing demand in inner city Joburg, very similar to the nature of demand in Joburg as a whole http://t.co/aQRB9A7OoG
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SERI_RightsSA RT @MokenaMakeka: @marrakurru @katetiss @NomalangaSA and most inner city housing is poor quality, unsafe... And expensive...and scarce.
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