The Constitutional Court dismissed Solidarity’s application to appeal directly to this court. The application followed a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court that the use of race as criterion to determine who may receive aid during the Covid-19 crisis was justified.
However, the court has not yet given a ruling on AfriForum’s application.
Should the court also dismiss AfriForum’s application, both parties will appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
“It is completely shocking that the Constitutional Court does not on an urgent basis want to hear Solidarity’s application dealing with the transgressions. This matter is about people in extreme need because of a crisis they have not caused in any way whatsoever. Now they have to wait for an insensitive court process on top of that,” says Dr Dirk Hermann, Chief Executive of Solidarity.