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Thirty-three members and allies from seventeen countries attended the gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa

The social movement of South Africa secure access to electricity for shack dwellers in Siyanda and hail the arrest of two local councilors following the murder of their leader last year

South African Supreme Court advances enforcement of right to decent housing

SERI, LRC, CLC, Section27 and other Members welcome South Africa’s ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

SERI released a publication on the state of human rights advocats in South Africa

South African members of the NGO Coalition, Community Law Centre (CLC) and Socio Economic Rights Institute (SERI) together with their partners People Health's Movements South Africa, Black Sash, GCAP,  Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) and the...

On 10 October, 2013, ESCR-Net sent an Urgent Action appeal in response to the recent murders, arbitrary detentions, intimidation and threats against leaders of the shack-dweller movement and ESCR-Net member, Abahlali baseMjondolo and called on the Government of South Africa to uphold its human rights obligations.

The Constitutional Court today declared the City of Johannesburg's housing policy unconstitutional and ordered the City to provide temporary accommodation to 86 desperately poor people living in Berea in inner city Johannesburg. The Court was ruling on the application of Blue Moonlight Properties to evict the occupiers from its property.