One of gentrification’s most ubiquitous symbols is the emergence of a new service economy, which takes the form of trendy coffee shops, antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. This economy caters to a new class of residents, one with deeper pockets and more ornate lifestyles. The emergence of coffee shops have been identified as one of the most prominent signs of the forthcoming economic and social refashioning of gentrifying neighbourhoods. What is significant about the sprawl of these new businesses, as opposed to standard indicators of change, is that it shows a different side to gentrification; one where not only is economic and racial change present, but also a lifestyle change as the neighbourhood is fashioned in the image of its new inhabitants.
Here are the papers filed on Tuesday 28 February 2017 on behalf of the Black Sash asking the Constitutional Court to order SASSA to do its work in order to ensure that social grants continue to be paid. The Black Sash Trust v The Minister of Social Development and Others Founding AffidavitBACK TO TOP