Hangberg shackdweller appeals her conviction

Janina Samuels of Die Sloot informal settlement is appealing against her conviction for contempt of court. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.

In June 2013, Samuels was convicted of contempt of court for having built a shack below an area known as the “Sloot” on the Sentinel in Hangberg. She was ordered to demolish her structure, failing which a suspended sentence of three months imprisonment could be enforced.