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Blinded City : Ten Years In Inner-City Johannesburg

Blinded City : Ten Years In Inner-City Johannesburg

Publisher : Pan Macmillan South Africa
SKU: 9781770107946
R 330,00
The Blinded City recounts the history of inner-city Johannesburg from 2010 to 2019, primarily from the perspectives of the unlawful occupiers of spaces known as hijacked buildings, bad buildings or dark buildings. Tens of thousands of residents, both South African and foreign national, live in these buildings in dire conditions.
The Blinded City recounts the history of inner-city Johannesburg from 2010 to 2019, primarily from the perspectives of the unlawful occupiers of spaces known as hijacked buildings, bad buildings or dark buildings. Tens of thousands of residents, both South African and foreign national, live in these buildings in dire conditions. This book tells the story of these sites and the court cases around them, which strike at the centre of who has the right to occupy the city. In February 2010, while Johannesburg prepared for the FIFA World Cup, the South Gauteng High Court ordered the eviction of the unlawful occupiers of an abandoned carpet factory on Saratoga Avenue and that the city's Metropolitan Municipality provide temporary emergency accommodation for the evicted. The case, which became known as Blue Moonlight and went to the Constitutional Court, catalysed a decade of struggles over housing and eviction in Johannesburg.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781770107946
Publisher Pan Macmillan South Africa
Contributor By (author) Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon
Publication Date 2022-06-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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The Blinded City recounts the history of inner-city Johannesburg from 2010 to 2019, primarily from the perspectives of the unlawful occupiers of spaces known as hijacked buildings, bad buildings or dark buildings. Tens of thousands of residents, both South African and foreign national, live in these buildings in dire conditions. This book tells the story of these sites and the court cases around them, which strike at the centre of who has the right to occupy the city. In February 2010, while Johannesburg prepared for the FIFA World Cup, the South Gauteng High Court ordered the eviction of the unlawful occupiers of an abandoned carpet factory on Saratoga Avenue and that the city's Metropolitan Municipality provide temporary emergency accommodation for the evicted. The case, which became known as Blue Moonlight and went to the Constitutional Court, catalysed a decade of struggles over housing and eviction in Johannesburg.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781770107946
Publisher Pan Macmillan South Africa
Contributor By (author) Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon
Publication Date 2022-06-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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