Short Film: A FISH IN A TIN

Published: 
February 28, 2012

LAWYERS PUSH FOR EVICTED RESIDENTS' RIGHTS TO BE RESPECTED

In 2009, we filmed with a community who had recently been evicted from the Siyanda informal settlement in order to allow for the construction of a road. One of the conditions of the eviction order was that the occupiers would be provided with permanent housing within a year. The deadline for doing so expired almost two years ago and nothing has been done to comply with the order.

On February 7, 2012, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa filed a motion seeking that Durban's housing officials comply with the court order requiring that permanent housing be provided.

To learn more about developments in the case and to read the Notice of Motion, visit SERI's website: http://bit.ly/wE2BpV

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