On 14 August 2013, 116 residents of three houses in Soper Road, Berea were evicted onto the street. SERI represented the occupiers in an urgent application to restore them to the property (Part A), pending the outcome of an application to have the three eviction orders rescinded (Part B). None of the occupiers had notice of the eviction application or were aware that eviction orders were granted against them on an unopposed basis.
On 14 August, Judge Mathopo in the South Gauteng High Court ordered that the residents be restored to the property pending the outcome of the rescission application. The order was executed that evening.