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D6WC eagerly awaits submission of conceptual plan

As the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, is expected to submit a conceptual plan to the Land Claims Court for the redevelopment of District Six today, Shahied Ajam of the District Six Working Committee has reminded claimants that the court will only approve the plan[…]

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D6WC to drag minister to court

By Anees Teladia “The Minister of Rural Development who was responsible for delivering the plan to the court is [should be] rendered in contempt of court.” These were the words of District Six Working Committee (D6WC) chairperson, Shahied Ajam, as he announced a decision to take legal action against Rural[…]

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D6WC to take Rural Development back to court

By Anees Teladia The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) gearing up for another court battle that seeks to speed up the restitution process for the many desperate and eager claimants awaiting their long-delayed return to District Six. Last week, the D6WC criticised the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s[…]

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D6WC announces its litigation to fast track D6

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) is seeking a declaratory order and structural interdict against the state for failing to provide adequate restitution in district six since 1998. Addressing the media on Tuesday, the D6WC cited the Minister of rural development and land reform, the Premier of the Western Cape,[…]

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D6WC to launch application to land claims court

By Wardah Wilkinson Activists working towards restitution in District Six are in the process of launching an application to the land claims court to obtain a declaratory order and structural interdict to compel the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to finish building the houses in District Six within a[…]

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D6WC to take restitution matter to court

The lobby group fighting to return evicted District Six residents back to the area has threatened court action if the restitution process is not adequately addressed.   Despite years of continued discussion around land restitution, thousands of District Six claimants are yet to be remunerated and the building of homes[…]

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D6WC to meet with claimants

Despite very little progress in the District Six land claims process, it seems there may be a glimmer of hope for claimants. On Thursday, the District Six Working Committee (D6WC) announced it will host a public meeting with beneficiaries, who have who have been patiently waiting for some breakthrough in[…]

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D6WC hails meeting

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) said they have been overwhelmed by the attendance of land restitution claimants who attended their meeting on Saturday. The meeting which was held at the Blackpool sports complex in Salt River meeting attracted 1000 people.  D6WC CEO Seraj Jenkings said claimants expressed their increased[…]

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