On Saturday, 21 April 2018, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) hosted a day-long workshop for community-based activists from Zola and Soweto on how to resist unlawful evictions in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The workshop, which was attended by approximately 16 activists, dealt with a variety of issues linked to the legal processes that owners should comply with before a court would grant an eviction order and the steps that activists or community members could take to resist unlawful evictions. 

During the workshop, participates used SERI's user-friendly resource guide on resisting evictions, entitled Resisting Evictions in South Africa: A Legal and Practical Guide (March 2015). This guide explains your rights and the law regarding evictions, and gives practical advice on how to resist them.

The workshop was facilitated by SERI attorney, Lindokuhle Mdabe, and SERI candidate attorney, Amanda Duma.

  • Download Resisting Evictions in South Africa: A Legal and Practical Guide (March 2015) here.

Zola workshop