29 Jan 2019
by Dr. Aninka Claassens
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The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act has lapsed in Parliament – what this means for Makhasaneni and other communities

Late last year the Ingonyama Trust intervened in a land restitution claim in Melmoth KwaZulu-Natal.  It argued that the land about to be restored to various community groups who had waited over 20 years, should not belong to them.  It […]

14 May 2015
by Leo Boonzaier
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Preview: CPA case in the Constitutional Court 28 May*

Name of case: Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Community Property Association v Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Authority and Another CCT 231/14 Date of hearing: Thursday, 28 May 2015 Issue: Whether the applicant is duly registered under the Community Property Association Act Background: This is a sad […]

10 Apr 2015
by Custom Contested
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RWAR on Morning Live’s Discussion on Land

On 16 March 2015, Dr Aninka Claassens of the Rural Women’s Action Research Programme, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, CEO of AgriSA Hans Van der Merwe and Dr Mandla Buthelezi of African Farmer Association of South Africa were Morning Live’s to discuss the issue of […]

04 Sep 2014
by Aninka Claassens
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Land claims could blow up in Zuma’s face*

Several traditional leaders recently announced their intention to lodge restitution claims to vast and overlapping swaths of land. They include the Zulu king, leaders of the Hlubi, Rharhabe and Thembu, and President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Simphiwe Zuma, on behalf of […]

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 […]