Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
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Acronym: 
SERI
Focal point: 
Alana Potter
Phone number: 
+27 11 356 5860

Location

6th floor, Aspern House
56 De Korte Street Braamfontein
2001 Johannesburg , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA
Working languages: 
English

SERI is a public interest legal services organisation that provides pro-bono assistance to communities through research, advocacy and litigation across three main themes: ‘Securing a Home’, ‘Making a Living’ and ‘Expanding Political Space’.

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa Resources

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Relocating to Alternative Accommodation: Legal and Practical Guidelines cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
July 2017
South Africa

Relocations have the potential to severely disrupt peoples’ lives and negatively impact their livelihoods, community relations and sense of security. To make sure this doesn’t happen, the relocation process should be carefully planned, well-run and participatory.

Manuals & Guidelines
June 2016
South Africa

This guide explains the sale-in-execution process and sets out what steps homeowners can take to avoid their houses being sold in execution. Courts are legally required to make sure that sales-in-execution follow the proper legal process and that the interests of both homeowners and banks are balanced and protected.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Southern Africa

SERI worked with the Housing Development Agency in the course of 2015 on a research project on securing tenure in informal settlements on customary land. It involved in-depth research in four informal settlements in four provinces and culminated in a set of recommendations for the HDA and other role players.

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2015
South Africa

This guide explains your rights and the law regarding evictions, and gives practical advice on how to resist them. It is a resource for individuals, households and communities who are facing eviction from their homes, as well as for community-based paralegals, CBOs, social movements etc.

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