This weekend's Mail & Guardian reports on RDP houses in Johannesburg's East Read that are being sold illegally.

The article makes mention of the Winnie Mandela case in which SERI represents 133 residents of the Winnie Mandela informal settlement, located in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The residents have lived in shacks at the settlement without sufficient access to basic services since 1994.

On behalf of the Ekurhuleni Concerned Residents Association, SERI has approached the North Gauteng High Court, seeking an order requiring the muncipality and provincial government to take the necessary steps to grant the residents title to the land and upgrade the residents’ housing in terms of the Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme or provide them with housing opportunities in developments that are close to Winnie Mandela.The case will be heard on 22 May 2017.

  • The Mail & Guardian article is available here.
  • Find more information on the Winnie Mandela case here.