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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
As South Africans mark Heritage Day on Saturday 24th September, the District Six Working Committee (D6WC) has planned a walk from the Grand Parade to Kaizergracht Street at 12pm. The walk forms part of a bid to raise awareness on the initiative to have District Six declared a heritage site.[…]
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[…]
Former residents who were evicted from District Six during the apartheid Group Areas Act will gather for a meeting in Salt River on Saturday to discuss the shortcomings of land restitution. The meeting is being organised by the District Six Working Committee (D6WC), an organisation formed to assist late claimants,[…]
More than 10 000 claimants aligned with the District Six Working Committee (D6WC), are planning to take launch a court bid against the Land Claims Commissions, in a bid to redress what the representative body has described as a ‘much flawed’ restitution process. The group has noted alleged cases of[…]
The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) plans to protest outside a claimants meeting called by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform in District Six this weekend. The committee has expressed their dismay that the meeting would be limited to those who lodged claims before 1998. The meeting will[…]
District Six Working Committee (D6WC) representative Rasheda Samaai has rejected suggestions the committee are charging members for assistance in filling out their land claims forms. This comes after provincial land claims commissioner in the Western Cape, Michael Worsnip, implied that there was no need for a “middle man” within the[…]
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