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[NEWSLETTER] SERI's December 2022 Newsletter is out! (15 December 2022).


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This is SERI’s final newsletter for 2022. In it we present a few highlights from our work since our last newsletter was circulated in October.

In October, SERI welcomed a High Court judgment in the matter Ryckloff-Beleggings (Pty) Ltd v Ntombekhaya Bonkolo and 71 Respondents concerning the possible eviction of over 100 waste reclaimers. The High Court ordered the City of Johannesburg to provide the reclaimers with temporary accommodation that will allow them to continue to earn a living through waste reclaiming.

Also in October, on Abahlali baseMjondolo’s 17th birthday, SERI and Abahlali launched a new Community Practice Note (CPN) on the movement in eKhenana, Cato Manor. The CPN details the movement’s 17-year history and memorialises the 24 members it has lost to state-sanctioned and political violence, including three leaders from eKhenana. We also launched a new guide to assist street traders in eThekwini in December.

SERI also made a number of submissions on proposed pieces of legislation that would affect the current protections available to people who are landless.

View the full newsletter online here.