The amakhosi of KwaZulu-Natal gathered this week to mobilise amabutho against former President Kgalema Mothlanthe’s recommendations in a High Level Panel Report that looks at the positive or negative impact of laws passed since 1994.
President Cyril Ramaphosa urged traditional leaders to be accountable when he opened the National House of Traditional Leaders on Tuesday, reminding them that their greatest source of legitimacy must come from the people they govern. In the same speech, however, […]
06 Feb 2018
by KEVIN BLOOM & SASHA WALES-SMITH 0 comments
No one has yet been able to put a precise figure on the amount of money the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela community of the North West Platinum Belt should have earned from mining on their land. Certainly, though, it is billions.
You’re sitting at home, minding your own business, reading the news on your phone. If you are part of an unfortunate 30% of the population, you could, at any time, get a letter slipped under your door telling you that […]
A day before the much anticipated report of former President Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel recommended to Parliament that it should be disbanded, the Zulu King’s Ingonyama Trust Board urged KwaZulu-Natal residents to swop their land rights for leases.
Ahead of the ANC’s 54th National Conference, most eyes are focused on the leadership race. But activists say there are important policy decisions to be made that should not be overlooked – specifically regarding land reform. The problem is, however, […]
The Ingonyama Trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu should be dissolved and the law that established it on the eve of South Africa’s liberation in 1994 should be repealed says an independent High Level Panel headed by former […]
Residents of mining areas testified at the high-level panel on assessment of key legislation and acceleration of fundamental change about the acute disruptions caused in their lives and livelihoods by mining and their concerns are dealt with in several recommended […]
The mainstream in South Africa is paying little attention to the world outside the cities. This is a mistake because the future of the country’s economy may depend on battles raging in its far-flung rural areas.
Farmers’ interest group AgriSA last week released its own land audit. This filled in a major blank in the land reform and policy field: How many black emerging farmers have bought farms outside government’s land reform programme? We now have […]