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Pieterse N.O. and another v Lephalale Local Municipality and others

10 November 2016

Constitutional Court 

Citation: [2016] ZACC 40

Date: 10 November 2016

Judges: THE COURT (Mogoeng CJ, Nkabinde ADCJ, Cameron J, Froneman J, Jafta J, Khampepe J, Madlanga J, Mbha AJ, Mhlantla J, Musi AJ and Zondo J)

In this matter, the Court confirmed a decision by the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria declaring section 139 of the Town-planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 constitutionally invalid. The order is not retrospective and all appeals launched in terms of section 139 and pending as at 10 November 2016 must continue in terms of section 139 until finalised.

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