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GroundUp: City of Cape Town ordered to buy land for Marikana residents

Court ruling ensures that 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes


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The Western Cape High Court ruling ensures that some 60,000 residents of the Marikana informal settlement in Cape Town will not be evicted. Photo: Masixole Feni
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The City of Cape Town has been ordered to negotiate with the owners to purchase the land on which the Marikana informal settlement is located. Judge Chantal Fortuin handed down this landmark judgment in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, ensuring that about 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes in Philippi East.   Continue reading