SERI's June 2018 newsletter is out! The last five months have been a busy period for us. SERI has continued to provide essential legal assistance to poor and low-income communities throughout the country. SERI currently has 92 active cases. In 53 of these, we are assisting 77,800 people to resist evictions from their homes in informal settlements, private homes or inner-city buildings. We're also celebrating some significant victories in relation to our expanding political space area of work.
We've also furthered our research and advocacy work, and participated in a number of exciting civil society and government engagements. These include workshops and dialogues with the South African Cities Network (SACN), Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).
In terms of our research, we've recently launched a user-friendly guide on the right of domestic workers and a working paper on the City of Johannesburg's decision to withdraw the universal provision of free basic water. Some older research on the realisation of the rights to housing, water and sanitation has also been published by the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR).