Streaming issues? Report here
MoneyShow-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

State has violated District Six land claimants' rights rules WC High Court

22 March 2019 11:12 AM
Tags:
District Six
EWN reporter Monique Mortlock talks to CapeTalk's Refilwe Moloto about the Western Cape High Court ruling.

EWN reporter Monique Mortlock talks to CapeTalk's Refilwe Moloto about the Western Cape High Court ruling ordering the government to deliver on its promise of providing restitution to hundreds of District Six claimants.

The court ruled on Wednesday that national government violated the rights of the land claimants by failing to provide restitution.

Residents' forcibly removed from the area during apartheid with claims filed by 31 December 1998, approached the court in 2018 to get answers from the government on when they will be given homes in District Six.

About 2760 former District Six filed claims seeking some kind of restitution from government.

Monique Mortlock, Reporter - EWN

1 380 verified claimants opted for financial compensation and the rest wanted land restitution in District Six.

The original houses were demolished many years ago, so government had to come up with a redevelopment plan to build new houses for the claimants.

The '1998 batch' still haven't received any restitution in the form of land.

Monique Mortlock, Reporter - EWN

In November the court ordered the State to come up with a plan, but in February government had failed to do so.

They said they are still sorting out the nitty-gritty.

Monique Mortlock, Reporter - EWN

Residents were not happy that the court order had not been followed.

Now, the High Court has ruled in their favour.

Listen to Monique Mortlock outlining the case:


22 March 2019 11:12 AM
Tags:
District Six

More from Politics

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

16 September 2019 10:23 AM

Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.

Read More arrow_forward

Condolences pour in for deputy minerals minister Bavelile Hlongwa

14 September 2019 9:34 AM

The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources died in a car crash on Friday. The details surrounding the crash remain unclear.

Read More arrow_forward

Teacher gives girl pupils a lesson on basic car maintenance

13 September 2019 6:08 PM

A Facebook post has put the Wykeham Collegiate private school for girls in Pietermaritzburg in the limelight.

Read More arrow_forward

[LISTEN] I intend to go back to work, my name must be cleared - Peter Moyo

13 September 2019 5:30 PM

The fired Old Mutual CEO has responded to board chair Trevor Manuel's claims made in a media briefing on Friday.

Read More arrow_forward

Gauteng residents asked to be mindful of depleting dam levels

13 September 2019 4:24 PM

Residents have been urged to adapt accordingly as the Integrated Vaal River System is also negatively impacted by the decline.

Read More arrow_forward

Nelson Chamisa calls on Zimbabweans to forgive Mugabe

13 September 2019 4:07 PM

The MDC president says this is not the time to score 'cheap' political points and that due regard must be given to the statesmen.

Read More arrow_forward

'A day like today indicates how fractured we are as a country' #SandtonShutdown

13 September 2019 1:38 PM

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King received a memorandum from demonstrators on Friday and says women's demands will not fall on deaf ears.

Read More arrow_forward

'Queer bodies are falling through the cracks in this conversation'

13 September 2019 12:15 PM

Activist Nolwazi Tusini gives her critique of the #SandtonShutdown and the conversation around gender-based violence.

Read More arrow_forward

SA justice system was not weakened by chance, it was systematic - Cele

13 September 2019 9:10 AM

Police Minister says the country needs to move away form moral degeneration and put families first.

Read More arrow_forward

Fact-checking Robert Mugabe's legacy

13 September 2019 8:36 AM

ZimFacts head Cris Chinaka weighs in on the impact of the former Zimbabwean president on the country and its people.

Read More arrow_forward