The Western Cape High Court recently dismissed the City of Cape Town (CoCT) and the Western Cape government’s application for leave to appeal a decision to set aside the sale of the Tafelberg property in Sea Point.
The court however, granted both CoCT and the provincial government leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal against certain aspects made in the initial judgement which was delivered last year in August.
On 31 August 2020 a Wester Cape High Court ruling found that the City and provincial government had failed in their constitutional mandate to address apartheid spatial planning by selling the Tafelberg site in Sea Point to the Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School for R135 million.
The province said the findings of the court in this regard impact on the Western Cape government’s core functions going forward.
Housing activist groups Reclaim the City and Ndifuna Ukwazi have been spearheading a campaign to compel the government to build affordable housing.
They are hoping that the Tafelberg site in Sea Point will finally be used for the public good.