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‘Reclaim the City’ wins court interdict in Tafelberg site sale case

The organisation this is a small victory in its campaign to see the establishment of affordable housing.

The organisation took the matter to court last month claiming provincial government had to failed gather adequate public participation prior to the sale. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The organisation, Reclaim the City, has been awarded a court order suspending the sale of the Tafelberg Remedial School site in Sea Point.

The organisation took the matter to court last month claiming provincial government had to failed gather adequate public participation prior to the sale.

Reclaim the City says the interdict will give supporters of their low cost housing campaign time to make submissions regarding the allocation of the plot.

It says today's interdict is a small victory in its campaign to see the establishment of affordable housing in the city centre.

#ReclaimTheCity sale of state land has been suspended to allow for community comment, objection.NM pic.twitter.com/R0R5vvfQUz

In April, campaigners took the Western Cape government to court over what they claimed was the flawed sale of prime state property that could be better used for low cost housing.

The organisation's Sharon Daniels said, "The fact that there's this possibility that one can live close to the city, in the city if possible, and it's going to cut down on my travel time - I will definitely feel part of the South African people where we have this integration. Not just the people living on the poor side and the rich living on the rich side."

The sale of the land along Sea Point main road has been suspended pending a 21-day public participation process.