Legislation

  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996 here
  • Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 here.
  • Housing Act 107 of 1997 here.
  • Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 here.
  • Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (PIE Act) here.
  • Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 here.
  • Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 here.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 here.
  • Rental Housing Amendment Act 43 of 2007 here.
  • Social Housing Act 16 of 2008 here.
  • National Housing Development Agency Act 23 of 2008 here.

Policy and Programmes

  • White Paper on Housing: A New Housing Policy and Strategy for South Africa (1994) here.
  • Breaking New Ground: A Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Sustainable Human Settlements (2004) here.
  • Social Housing Policy for South Africa (May 2005) here.
  • National Housing Code (2009) here.
  • Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) Part 3, Volume 4 of the National Housing Code (2009) here.
  • Emergency Housing Programme (EHP) Part 3, Volume 4 of the National Housing Code (2009) here.

Relevant Cases

  • Government of the Republic of South Africa and Others v Grootboom and Others [2000] ZACC 14 here.
  • Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement of South Africa and Another v Premier of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and Others [2009] ZACC 31 here.
  • Residents of Joe Slovo Community, Western Cape v Thubelisha Homes and Others [2009] ZACC 16 here.
  • Occupiers of 51 Olivia Road and Others v City of Johannesburg and Others [2008] ZACC 1 here.
  • Port Elizabeth Municipality v Various Occupiers [2004] ZACC 7 here.