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concourtThe Citizen reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has come to the aid of a Cape Town brick-making firm by confirming an eviction order against a group of former employees who have been living on the firm’s land for free for the past five years.  

In a majority judgment, the court ruled in favour of Claytile, confirming eviction orders granted against its former employees by the Belville Magistrate’s Court and the Land Claims Court.  Claytile said the houses they were occupying were needed for current employees.  The court ruled that the eviction in terms of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act was just as the employees’ entitlement to reside on the farm ended when they were fired for misconduct.  The court also confirmed that local authorities (in this case the City of Cape Town) had a duty to provide suitable alternative housing for people who were legally evicted and rendered homeless.

  • Read this report by Ilse de Lange in full at The Citizen
  • See too, ConCourt makes landmark ruling for evicted workers, at eNCA
  • And also, ConCourt sends families battling eviction to new homes 30km away, at TimesLive

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