Sarda headed for Concourt

Erf 142 in Brommersvlei Road is at the heart of a land claims settlement legal battle.

A Constantia non-profit organisation which lost the legal battle, with costs, to keep the land they operate from says it is now time for the gloves to come off.

Since South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) first heard that the nine hectare had been awarded to the Sadien family as part of a land restitution claim, they have been fighting an ongoing legal battle.

In March 2013 Sarda, which has provided free therapeutic riding lessons for more than 30 years, heard from a neighbour that the Land Claims Court had awarded the property to the Sadien family.

In this latest development, the Supreme Court states: “The application for leave to appeal is dismissed with costs on grounds that there is no reasonable prospect of success in an appeal and there is no other compelling reason why an appeal should be heard”.

A Sarda spokesperson said members would vote at the AGM, held last night, Wednesday July 20, for permission to proceed to the last step in their fight by submitting an application to the Constitutional Court.

Michael Wagener from Bowman Gilfillan said he is in the process of drawing up an appeal to the Constitutional Court.