On 25 August 2017, SERI's executive director, Stuart Wilson, discussed urban regeneration and the City of Johannesburg (the City)'s recent raids on inner-city buildings with Stephen Groottes on the Midday Report on 702 Radio. 

Wilson charaterised the ongoing raids by the Joburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the City as inhumane and unconstitutional. He said that the City needs to adopt a regeneration strategy that respects people's constitutional rights and focuses on ensuring that low-income households have access to affordable housing:

"What we need to see in an inner city regeneration strategy is one that expands access to affordable housing, truly affordable housing for poor people and treats them as human beings."

  • Listen to the podcast of the interview here.