The group of 152 want to return to their roots and for the City of Tshwane to honour its promises in this regard.
They are part of the Lady Selborne Concerned Group, which represents the interests of the people who were earlier residents of this township north-west of Tshwane. They have turned to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria.
Some of the applicants were born in Lady Selborne, including Hans Ntsoko.
His parents stayed in Lady Selborne from the 1940s to the early 1970s when the last residents had to move under apartheid laws. He was a young boy of about 11 when they were forcefully moved to Ga-Rankuwa.