oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The Modderklip cases : evictions and the right of access to adequate housing : case review

Volume 4 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... The Modderklip cases: Evictions and the right of access to adequate housing Annette Christmas Poverty is a deeply entrenched feature of the South African landscape. One of the fundamental concerns of the South African government consequently centres on the need to provide housing and a secure place to live for the majority of its citizens. Despite the early successes achieved by the government in ameliorating the housing backlog, the phenomenon of overcrowded informal settlements, homelessness and the occupation of private land is still prevalent. The recent spate of eviction cases highlighted in the media highlights the lack of ..

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