28 May 2018
by Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti    
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Court orders tribal authority to act democratically:Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution

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.

13 Dec 2017
by Custom Contested
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Civil Society statement on the ANC National Conference

The ANC’s 54th National Conference on Saturday is an historic opportunity to acknowledge and reverse growing poverty and inequality, disintegrating social cohesion and the devastating failure of the government’s land reform programme, which shows increasing signs of capture by politically […]

08 Nov 2017
by Mike Coleman
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Who owns the land? Half an answer from AgrisSA land audit

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 […]

15 Jul 2015
by Siyabulela Manona
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Proposed communal land policy could replay 1913

  The  government has tried and serially failed in the 21 years since democracy dawned to resolve questions around the authority of traditional leaders in South Africa’s rural areas and, aligned to that, the forms of land ownership that should […]

10 Jul 2015
by Thiyane Duda
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Traditional leaders use archaic laws to cling to the land

MAYIBUYE iAfrika! This was a rallying cry that defined the struggle against colonialism and apartheid. This slogan refers, among other things, to the land which was taken away from Africans by colonists. But this dream has not been realised under […]