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Ensuring pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and developing socio-economic rights jurisprudence

General Council of the Bar expresses concern over Cato Crest evictions (23 September 2013).

On 23 September 2013 the General Council of the Bar (GCB) issued a press statement expressing concern about the recent evictions of over 100 informal settlers at Cato Crest in Durban. According to the GCB, "it is a matter of grave concern that, despite their repeated attempts to follow due process of law in enforcing their constitutional rights, the residents, including many women and children, have been left homeless and destitute." The statement explains that the residents were driven to occupy land at Cato Crest earlier this year after they were excluded from a project intended to provide housing to them and others in a nearby informal settlement.

  • Read the full General Council of the Bar press statement (23 September 2013) here.
  • Read more on the Cato Crest evictions here.

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SERI_RightsSA RT @RoodepoortNorth: .@BelindaaPheto reports First group of squatters to be relocated http://t.co/amhXh2pLhJ http://t.co/ryBTI4qjVw
SERI_RightsSA RT @TAC: It is a cruel & inhumane way to treat CHWs who have served their communities over many years & who have not committed any crime #f
SERI_RightsSA RT @TAC: TAC is deeply disappointed this unjustified abuse of state power to clamp down on peaceful protest will now continue even longer #…
SERI_RightsSA Residents at the Fleurhof mixed housing development, where they will receive full ownership of subsidised flats. http://t.co/IHGCPDXMeg
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