Abahlali files papers in Con Court appeal (28 January 2014).


On 13 January 2014 the Constitutional Court admitted Abahlali baseMjondolo as amicus curiae in an appeal to be heard on 12 February 2014. On 23 January, Abahlali filed its written submissions in the case, which concerns the constitutional validity of an order granted to the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works on 28 March 2013. The order permits and obliges eThekwini Municipality to “prevent any persons from invading and/or occupying and/or undertaking the construction of any structures” on specified land within the municipality’s area of jurisdiction, and to “remove any materials placed by any persons upon” that land. Abahlali has thousands of members with an interest in any case dealing with the validity of the MEC order.

Amicus curiae's written submissions here, practice note here and list of authorities here (23 January 2014).

Read more on the case here.