oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Grootboom and its impact on evictions : Rudolph and Others v City of Cape Town : case review

Volume 4 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... Grootboom and its impact on evictions: Rudolph and Others v City of Cape Town Ashraf Mahomed The government's 'market centred' approach to housing poses many challenges for human rights, development and governance lawyers, academics, activists and officials. In the case of Government of the Republic of South Africa and Others v Grootboom and Others (1) SA 46 (CC) (hereafter Grootboom), the Constitutional Court had to decide whether section 26 of the Constitution imposes a duty on the state to provide temporary housing or shelter to persons in desperate need. This precedent-setting housing case inevitably began to chart ..

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