The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) and the Mail & Guardian invite you to the

Water Rights Webinar Series

Expropriation as a tool: the Marikana experience

The Marikana informal settlement in Cape Town is home to over 60 000 people. For years, the residents of Marikana have persistently and innovatively engaged in a diversity of strategies to improve their living conditions. These strategies have included community mobilisation, engagement with the authorities, protest, self-supply, and ultimately, precedent-setting litigation in the Fischer case which is the first case in South Africa to examine the possibilities of expropriation in terms of the Housing Act. The lessons which might be learned from the experiences of the residents of Marikana are documented in the SERI’s ‘Claiming Water Rights in South Africa’ research project, as one of four case studies.


Seri Marikana Launch Invitation SM 

When:  Tuesday, 6 October 2020; 10h30-12h00 via Zoom

Who:   Nkosikhona Swaartbooi (Social Justice Coalition); Innocentia Hewukile and Mzwanele Jokani (Marikana community members); Thulani Nkosi (SERI); Sipho Kings (Mail & Guardian); and Thato Masiangoako (Facilitator, SERI).

RSVP:  Register for the Zoom webinar here by 5 October 2020.


  • Download the invitation here.