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This 2014 decision was handed down after three rounds of litigation. In 2012 applicants sought a court order directing the delivery of school furniture to three rural schools in dire need of furniture; a declaration that the State had violated children’s right to education by failing to provide “adequate, age and grade appropriate furniture” at Eastern Cape schools; and an order that the state complete a comprehensive audit of school furniture needs in the province.

Esta sentencia del año 2014 fue dictada después de tres rondas de litigación.

Apelación del rechazo por parte del Alto Tribunal de South Gauteng de una solicitud de medida cautelar presentada por las organizaciones South African Informal Traders Forum y South African National Traders Retail Association. Los peticionantes invocaron su derecho a acceder a la justicia reconocido en el artículo 34 de la constitución de Sudáfrica para fundamentar la apelación.

Appeal of South Gauteng High Court’s dismissal of application for interim relief brought by South African Informal Traders Forum and South African National Traders Retail Association. Appellants cited their right to access to courts under Section 34 of the South African constitution as a basis of their appeal.

Este caso se refiere a los intentos de desalojo de los inquilinos de ciertos departamentos residenciales en Johannesburgo. Estos inquilinos habían vivido en estos departamentos bajo varios contratos, algunos de aquellos por cerca de veinte años. Estos contratos de alquiler contenían una provision permitiendo a ambas partes terminar el alquiler con cierto aviso previo. Tres años antes del intento de desalojo, el propietario informó a los inquilinos que debían pagar el doble o triple del precio previo o abandonar a sus casas.

This case concerns the attempted eviction of tenants of certain residential flats in Johannesburg.  These tenants had been living in these flats subject to various leases, some for nearly twenty years.  The leases contained a provision allowing either party to terminate the lease with certain notice.  Three years before the attempted evictions the landlord told the tenants to pay double or triple their rent or leave their homes. When the tenants refused, the landlord terminated their leases.

Este caso se refiere a una apelación de 2009 ante el Tribunal Constitucional de Sudáfrica, presentado por el Jefe del Departamento de Educación de Mpumalanga (HoD).

This case concerns a 2009 appeal before the Constitutional Court of South Africa, brought by the Head of the Mpumalanga Department of Education (HoD).

En septiembre de 2011, los residentes del Asentamiento Informal Langaville (compuesto por más de mil quinientas familias y cuatro mil seiscientos residentes) representados por el Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI), pidieron una orden, que requiriera a la Municipalidad Metropolitana Ekurhelini proporcionar acceso suficiente al agua y servicios de saneamiento básico.

In September 2011, the residents of Langaville Informal Settlement (comprised of more than one thousand and five hundred households and four thousand and six hundred residents) represented by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), requested an order directing the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality to provide sufficient access to water and basic sanitation recognized in the Constitution of South Africa, through the Water Services Act, Regulation 3 of the Regulations Relating to Compulsory National Standards and Measures to Conserve Water (GN R509 in GG 22355 of 8 June