On 28 July 2022, the South African Informal Traders Forum (SAITF), represented by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), urgently applied to the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Johannesburg to reverse the illegal eviction of 400 informal traders from the De Villiers trading precinct, situated on De Villiers, Plein, Twist, Joubert, Eloff and King George Streets.