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The debate about Expropriation without Compensation ignores threats to the property rights of the rural poor contained in bills before Parliament.
The NCOP Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has invited stakeholders and interested people to make written submissions on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB). Submissions must be sent to the Committee Secretary, Mr. Thembile Moses Manele, at email@example.com. The closing date for submissions is 19 September 2018.
The Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD) convened a gathering of activists across the rural and urban sectors in Cape Town on Sunday and Monday, 9 and 10 September 2018. The workshop was followed by a march to the National Assembly.
LARC’s documentary film This Land tells the story of the Makhasaneni community’s struggle against the mining of iron ore on their land in KwaZulu-Natal. Decades ago, induna Dludla the local leader, lodged a land claim on behalf of people who had been forcibly removed from white farm land. The community rejoiced when their claim was recently finally approved only to be confronted by legal action from the Ingonyama Trust. The Trust has gone to court arguing that the land should be registered in the name of the Ingonyama Trust, and not the families who were forcibly removed. This is despite the fact that the Ingonyama Trust never lodged a claim to the land before the cut off date of 1998. Also the Ingonyama Trust Act states very clearly which land falls under the Ingonyama Trust. It is the land that made up the former KwaZulu homeland. The land claimed by induna Dludla is near Melmoth and was never part of the KwaZulu homeland.