Farm occupiers and labour tenants standard of living is appalling. They have limited and at times no access to the basic resources necessary for human survival, self-actualisation, or dignity. They struggle to access water, they have awful ablution facilities, and their refuse is not removed by their municipalities. They also struggle with adequate housing, access to medical services, education, and electricity.
Do municipalities have a responsibility to provide basic services to farm occupiers and labour tenants?
On 29 July 2019, the Pietermaritzburg High Court delivered a judgment against the uMsunduzi, uMshwathi and uMgungundlovu municipalities directing them “to provide farm occupiers and/or labour tenants within areas of their jurisdiction with access to basic services”
Join AFRA and the Legal Resources Centre in unpacking and understanding the judgment; it impact on all municipalities; and in designing or proposing strategies that will assist in ensuring that the constitutional rights of farm occupiers and labour tenants’ access to basic services are realised.
When: 2 October 2019 at Centenary Complex, Department of Agriculture, Cedara at 09:00