City of Joburg plans urgent bid for clarity on evictions

Previous court rulings in building hijack cases have imposed ‘impractical’ conditions, council officials say

03 September 2023 - 00:04 By Isaac Mahlangu, Sisanda Mbolekwa and Hendrik Hancke

The City of Johannesburg is planning an urgent application to get clarity on court rulings that have frustrated efforts to reclaim abandoned and hijacked properties in the inner city...

There’s never been a more important time to support independent media.

From World War 1 to present-day cosmopolitan South Africa and beyond, the Sunday Times has been a pillar in covering the stories that matter to you.

For just R80 you can become a premium member (digital access) and support a publication that has played an important political and social role in South Africa for over a century of Sundays. You can cancel anytime.

Already subscribed? Sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.