Legal Articles and Guides
A legal tenant at a City of Cape Town-owned property is struggling to receive support from officials to evict individuals who have occupied the flat.
Hundreds of people living on land earmarked for the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are heading to court later this month to fight their eviction.
Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) Acting Judge Johannes Roelofse has affirmed findings by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) that the conduct of the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (Mega) contributed to the illegal removal of a man from his home.
The SCA has found that the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE) doesn’t apply to student accommodation. It ruled that student accommodation doesn’t constitute a ‘home’, reports HeraldLIVE.
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled a landlord may not cut off electricity and water supply without a court order, even if rent has not been paid.
The St Engenas ZCC church was compelled to seek alternative accommodation and groceries after its church leaders unlawfully evicted people from a building owned by the City of Johannesburg, demolished it and left the occupants destitute.
A group of about 25 people living at the old circus school in Observatory have to leave the property by 31 July, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has ruled.
The Butcher Shop and Grill in Mouille Point has lost its SCA bid to overturn a High Court order that mandated it to pay withheld rent of more than R2m owed to the landlord, the Bymyam Trust.
Mohammed Moosa – who refused to move from a property in Constantia that was sold after a creditor obtained a default judgment against him – has had his application to appeal against an eviction order nullified.
The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from an Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (the PIE Act) protects the rights of people who have no legal right to the land on which they reside.
District Six residents who survived apartheid’s forced removals have decried an impending eviction akin to those of the Group Areas Act.
Social housing giant Communicare has welcomed a judgment in the Western Cape High Court in a case it brought against several tenants of its Sakabula apartment complex in Ruyterwacht over R1.6m in rent arrears.
Private hotel group Ma-Afrika Hotels has launched an application for leave to appeal an eviction order – brought by its landlord Venezia Trust – to the Constitutional Court, citing the Covid-19 pandemic and related government-imposed lockdown restrictions as reasons why the group failed to pay its rent.
The remaining residents of Bromwell Street in Woodstock, Cape Town are staying put after the SCA reserved judgment in their eviction case against the city.
Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is on the verge of being evicted from the prestigious Bryntirion ministerial estate in Pretoria, where she has been living at great expense to taxpayers.