Press release, Parliament
Parliament, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 – The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development for the second time today heard the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, explain that the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) had submitted its 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan without a budget allocation plan due to a budget deficit. It is not the first time that the ITB has submitted such plans without a budget allocation plan.
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By Zukiswa Pikoli
Government should abandon the policy of land restitution because it is not economically or politically feasible, and rather go back to redistribution.
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By Tony Carnie
A group of more than 200 people, many carrying pangas and bush-clearing knives, have threatened to occupy and clear new farming land in a globally unique forest in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The park is a World Heritage Site.
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By Nonhle Mbuthuma and Maxine Bezuidenhout
The cause for which murdered Eastern Cape mining activist and chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Bazooka Radebe, gave his life is a global one, since the struggle is against a threat to the sustainability, life and dignity of people everywhere.
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By Louise du Plessis
In South Africa, traditional leaders had the unilateral power to enter into mining agreements without consulting or obtaining the consent of affected communities. But in 2018, a landmark judgement ruled that a community’s consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the importance of the Maledu judgement for other rural communities and for negotiating improved benefits for local communities.
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