27 Sep 2018
by Nokwanda Sihlali and Mahlatse Muroa
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Public hearings on land have largely missed the nuance of this complex topic

The release of Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel report in November 2017, alongside resolutions from the 54th conference of the African National Congress (ANC) and the ultimate success of an Economic Freedom Fighters’ motion on land expropriation earlier this year, […]

30 Nov 2017
by Custom Contested
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Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel calls for repeal of Ingonyama Trust Act

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should be dissolved and the law that established it on the eve of South Africa’s liberation in 1994 should be repealed says an independent High Level Panel headed by former […]

10 Oct 2014
by Custom Contested
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New Form of Dispossession: King’s KZN Land Claim Signals Land Grab for Mineral Rights by Rural Elites*

In recent months, it has been reported that the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, under the auspices of the Ingonyama Trust, is preparing to lodge a massive land claim that will cover much of the land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.Why […]

01 Oct 2014
by Custom Contested
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Abahlali baseMjondolo Chairperson in KwaNdengezi Thuli Ndlovu was assassinated last night

Below is a press statement from Abahlali baseMjondolo, made on Tuesday, 30 September 2014: Thuli Ndlovu, the Abahlali baseMjondolo Chairperson in KwaNdengezi, was Assassinated last Night Between half past six and seven last night an armed man burst into Thuli […]

20 Aug 2014
by Custom Contested
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Workshop confronting the threat to tenure security posed by vast tribal land claims

MEDIA STATEMENT Members of affected rural communities, civil society organisations and academics resolved at a two-day workshop in KwaZulu-Natal on August 12-13 to probe reports of tenure abuses experienced by communities on Ingonyama Trust land and to seek a meeting […]