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An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.

Plasket AJ
Victoria Park Ratepayers' Association v Greyvenouw CC and others (511/03) [2003] ZAECHC 19 (11 April 2003)
13 September 2010

Mass Rally on 25 September on informal settlement strike in western Cape

A call for a week of informal settlement strike
UPDATE ON A MEETING HELD AT ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO WC OFFICE

THE MEETING THAT WAS HELD AT QQ SECTION, ABM WC OFFICES ON THE 11TH SEPTEMBER (SATURDAY) WHERE MORE THAN 15 INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS ATTENDED THE MEETING.

AND THE MEETING RESOLVED THAT

1. A MEMORANDUM MUST BE WRITTEN TO THE MINISTER OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT TOKYO SEXWALE .

Ø A MEMORUNDUM BE WRITTEN ALSO TO MEC FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS BONGINGOSI MADIKIZELA

Ø AND A LAST MEMORUNDUM BE WRITTEN TO CITY OF CAPE TOWN MAYOR DAN PLATO

2. IT WAS ALSO RESOLVED THAT A MASS RALLY MUST BE HELD AT VE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT ON THE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 11:AM AS A BUILD UP ACTIVITY TOWARDS THE WEEK OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT STRIKE

3. AND IT WAS ALSO RESOLVED THAT AFTER THE WEEK OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT STRIKE A COLLECTIVE ACTION OR JOINT ACTION MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND IT WAS AGREED THAT THE MUCH TO PARLAMENT MUST TAKE PLACE.

FOR COMENT CONTACT MZONKE PONI ABM WC CHAIRPERSON AT 073 2562 036 OR VUYANI NTONTELA 071 113 6764 OR XOLANI QONDANI 073 117 8782

OR MTHOBELI QONA 076 875 9533

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