oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Enforcing housing rights
How far can the courts go? : case review

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



On 27 March 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) overturned a High Court judgment ordering the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (the municipality) to buy land which had been unlawfully occupied by about 76 families (the occupiers). This case illustrates the difficulties that poor people face in accessing housing.

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