Good day ProBonoMatters
I would like some advice on how to handle a matter which I think reflects prejudice against my culture in an enclosed residential estate I live in.
I’m a resident/owner in Brooklands 1 Lifestyle Estate, which is located in Centurion Pretoria.
One week ago, I received an email from the estate managing company, Trafalgar, announcing general estate rules. On perusing this document, I found many problematic stipulations that seem to be unconstitutional in my humble view. But I figured that I could live with most of these problematic rules.
But there is one which makes me really uncomfortable. It is titled Slaughtering of Animals. And it says: “The slaughtering of animals, whether for religious, sacrificial, cultural or other purposes on or about the Estate is expressly prohibited.”
Is this provision constitutional? What are my rights, as a person who needs to slaughter an animal on my property on certain intervals? What can I do?
Which rights body can I approach for this matter: The Human Rights Commission; the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities; the Community Schemes Ombud Service, the Estate Agency Affairs Board; the Institute of Black Black Property Professionals.