12 Jul 2018
by Dr Fani Ncapayi
The issue of land ownership and governance in communal areas continues to be hotly debated. Two broad views prevail. One is that traditional authorities are the owners of the land. The other view argues that residents are the owners and […]
11 Jul 2018
by Mondli Makhanya
Watching the scenes at the land hearings over the past two weeks has been to witness cynical cruelty at its worst.
10 Jul 2018
by Mondli Makhanya
One has never been so relieved to see the sight of Lillian Dube and Desmond Dube.
02 Jul 2018
by Pippa Green
At a rally of far-right Afrikaners, Goldblatt kept his lens trained on Constand Viljoen in the front row. Viljoen clutched the hand of his wife, Ristie, grim-faced, as she wept while Terre’blanche raged. It was the moment of truth about […]
28 Jun 2018
by Peter Delius
Since 1994, millions of black South Africans have faced being stripped of their land rights without compensation, or have already lost these rights. Yet this threat has received scant coverage in the media.
11 Jun 2018
by Zenande Booi
While the nation debates the amendment of the Constitution to provide explicitly for expropriation without compensation, the Constitutional Court is preparing to rule on the rights of poor black communities in mineral-rich former homelands who are routinely dispossessed without consultation, […]
28 May 2018
by Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti
Do traditional leaders have to consult with their community before litigating on their behalf? On 9 March 2018, a Mahikeng High Court judgment answered this question: yes, they do.
03 May 2018
by William Gumede
As South Africa celebrates Freedom Day, civil society organisations have increasingly become the last line of defence against corruption, service delivery failure and abuse of power by elected and public representatives.
02 May 2018
by Ayesha Motala
Land expropriation without compensation has already galvanised much public debate and contestation among leadership from all sectors, but what does this mean for people living in rural areas?
09 Apr 2018
by Aninka Claassens
At a time when debate about land reform and property rights is raging throughout South Africa, Parliament appears to have shelved the detailed report and recommendations of the High Level Panel (HLP) headed by former president Kgalema Motlanthe.