• Full bench of the High Court reverses unlawful eviction in Chung Hua case, 3 December 2010. A full bench of the Johannesburg High Court reversed the unlawful eviction of over 253 desperately poor people from Chung Hua Mansions, a building in Jeppe Street in inner city Johannesburg. The three judges further held the owner, private security company and the Station Commander of Johannesburg Central Police Station in contempt of court. Read the SERI press release here.
  • Legal NGOs respond to recent statements by the Minister of Human Settlements, 2 December 2010. A joint statement endorsed by SERI, SECTION27, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) and Community Law Centre (CLC), was issued in response to various statements made by the Minister about the role of courts and civil society in human rights/social justice struggles. Read the statement here.
  • Johannesburg High Court orders Eskom to reconnect electricity supply to Chiawelo Flats, 10 September 2010. Following the illegal disconnection of electricty to 420 flats in Chiawelo, Soweto, the SERI Law Clinic approached the Johannesburg High Court on an urgent basis. The court ordered that Eskom must reconnect the electricity to the flats. Read the SERI media release here.
  • Court orders City of Johannesburg and JMPD to reconstruct the homes of unlawfully evicted residents in Kliptown, Soweto, 8 July 2010. Following the filing of an urgent application in the Johannesburg High Court by SERI on 30 June 2010, the court directed that the 8 residents unlawfully evicted from their homes in Freedom Charter informal settlement, Kliptown be provided with shelter on the same site they had previously occupied at the City’s cost. Read the SERI media release here.