The Independent Online newspaper published this article about the Schubart Park eviction. Click here Later the residents won the right to alternative accommodation.
A very readable book is Justice, A personal account by Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron, published by Tafelberg. It shows how the law can work for all of us, and especially poor people. It explains the Grootboom case above. Judge Cameron speaks from experience: his family were poor, his father spent time in jail and they often faced homelessness.
This article, Our Struggle to be counted as Part of the Public Continues, is on the Abahlali baseMjondolo (see below) website. It describes the kind of struggles ABM fights on behalf of people without formal housing, and against evictions.
A short pamphlet called Housing and evictions published by CALS (see below) can be downloaded Click here.
The Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape has published an excellent Resource Book. Chapter 7 – Housing Rights gives easy-to-read information. They also offer a downloadable booklet called Engaging meaningfully with government on socio-economic rights; A focus on the right to housing by Lilian Chenwi & Kate Tissington. This is also available in isiXhosa.
The organisation Groundup posted this article about ever-expanding informal settlements – and why they can be, in fact, suitable for people who have recently arrived in cities. Click here