Supreme Court Allows Evictions for Soccer World Cup

What is affected
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 April 2006
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country South Africa
Location Gympie Street, Cape Town

Affected persons

Total 110
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Private party
Brief narrative Source: COHRE
In April 2006, the Sheriff of Cape Town, backed by police and private security guards, forcibly evicted 110 persons from their flats on Gympie Street after an eviction order had been granted by the Cape Town High Court. The owner of the flats wants to sell them to developers for tourist accommodation ahead of the 2010 Soccer
World Cup. There has been no consultation with the residents who have been living in these flats for up to 30 years.

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