Johannesburg Mayor Warned to House Poor or Face Being Held in Contempt of Court

[Pambazuka]Today, the Johannesburg High Court directed the Executive Mayor, City Manager and Director of Housing for the City of Johannesburg ("the City") to personally explain why the City has not acted to provide shelter to the homeless, over 18 months after a Constitutional Court decision requiring it to do so. They must also take all the steps necessary to provide shelter to the 201 occupiers of Chung Hua Mansions at 191 Jeppe Street within two months of today's date. If they do not, they could be held in contemp