n Professional Accountant - The Jaftha judgement - how safe is homeownership?

Volume 2009 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1680-7537


The case which is commonly referred to as "Jaftha" was decided by a judgment of the Constitutional Court delivered on 8 October 2004. It related to two ladies, Ms Jaftha and Ms Van Rooyen who had their homes sold at judicial sales in execution for debts of R250 and approximately R190 respectively. Both were unemployed, of ill health and poor; Ms Jaftha had only a standard 2 education; Ms Van Rooyen had never been to school.

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