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[WORKSHOP] SERI presents on resisting evictions to the Women in Agricultural Rural Movement (3 May 2024).

Lakeside.jpgOn Thursday, 25 April, SERI was invited by the Women in Agricultural Rural Movement (WiARM) to present on housing and evictions law in South Africa. The workshop, hosted in the Lakeside Multi-Purpose Centre, was attended by 30 WiARM members and leaders for women in agriculture. SERI was joined by Legal Aid SA, ProBono.org and Legal Ascend for the workshop. 

SERI presented on the legal principles contained in the Constitution, the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 ("PIE Act") and the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 (“ESTA”). The presentation provided participants – the majority of whom are women – with insight on how to use these sources to challenge and resist evictions. The presentation was offered by SERI’s gender equity analyst and legal researcher, Nerishka Singh, and litigation intern, Justin Winchester. The workshop formed part of SERI’s popular education advocacy and SERI’s work in Women’s Spaces Project.