SERI's October 2022 Newsletter is out! The last five months have been a busy period for us. In this edition, we present a few highlights from our work since our last newsletter in May 2022.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Marikana massacre in which 44 people were killed. We undertook a series of events on commemoration. This provided us with an opportunity to take stock of the journey travelled in pursuit of justice over the past ten years and strategically engage on the way forward. Through the protection of informal traders in Johannesburg, SERI demonstrated its commitment to protecting the rights of all people to make a living free from harm or harassment. We further worked to advance the right of access to secure tenure and adequate housing in the cases of South Africa Human Rights Commission v The City of Cape Town and Thubakgale v Ekurhuleni Municipality.
During this period we experienced frightening threats to our staff. The overwhelming solidarity of civil society and government saw us through the difficult time. We also received a significant once-off donation to secure our sustainability.
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