Press Statement issued by Land and Accountability Research Centre, University of Cape Town The unanimous judgment of the KZN High Court in the case against the Ingonyama Trust and the Ingonyama Trust Board is an enormous victory for the people who live on trust land in KwaZulu-Natal.
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By Lulamile Feni The groundbreaking judgment by acting judge Mvuzo Notyesi that headmanships, hereditary or not, are dependent on their senior traditional leaders and the incumbents cannot automatically be succeeded by their heirs or decide on their successor, is being appealed.
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On 25 May 2021, the Land and Accountability Research Centre in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town hosted a virtual launch of the booklet: “A Woman Is A Strong Person”: The Lived Experiences Of Rural Women Activists.
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On 11 June 2021, the University of Fort Hare will continue its Friday Seminar Series by hosting a WEB-SEMINAR on ‘COVID-19 and intersecting challenges of land, economy and gender inequality in South Africa.’
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Makhasaneni residents relied on the surrounding natural landscape as a source of food, construction materials, and livestock fodder. This study made use of participatory methods and household surveys to place an economic value on the use of natural resources per household per year.
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