Category Archives: Media Statement

Beaufort West Land Reform Beneficiaries Seek Jail Time for Minister’s Failure to Comply with Court Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 June 2024 On Tuesday, 11 June 2024, three farmers from Beaufort West, who were beneficiaries of the state’s redistribution programme, returned to the Western Cape High Court for an order holding the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform, and some of her departmental officials in contempt of court for […]

The Legal Resources Centre opposes ESTA farm eviction in court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 June 2024 On 7 June 2024 the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) appeared in the Tsolo Magistrate’s Court to defend the eviction of long-term Extension of Security of Tenure Act (ESTA) occupier Lulama Kapa from a farm he has resided and farmed on for 34 years. Mr Kapa first came to reside […]

SCA dismisses Shell’s appeal but extends Shell a lifeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bloemfontein, 03 June 2024: The Supreme Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by Shell, Impact Africa and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of the Makhanda High Court judgment which set aside the exploration right and subsequent renewals granted to Shell to conduct oil and gas exploration off the Wild […]

Interim victory for applicant schools in Khula Community Development Project and Others v MEC for Education, Eastern Cape and Others.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAPE TOWN: 22 May 2024 Interim victory for applicant schools in Khula Community Development Project and Others v MEC for Education, Eastern Cape and Others. On 14 May 2024, an order by agreement between the parties was handed down by Acting Judge Cengani-Mbakaza in an interlocutory application for interim relief brought by […]