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‘We are no renegades’: Ingonyama Trust fights back in parliament

Andisiwe Makinana The Ingonyama Trust Board has challenged parliament to produce evidence of its alleged incompetence, accusing the legislature of treating the trust as renegades. This comes a week after the National Assembly’s portfolio committee on agriculture, rural development and land reform recommended that the board be placed under administration. “The issue of us not …

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Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Paddy Harper Land reform minister Thoko Didiza has intervened in the “paralysis” of the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB), committing the troubled entity to an organisational overhaul to ensure that its operations benefit people living on land under its control.

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Right of Reply: M&G chose ‘good story’ over truth — Buthelezi

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP ‘Ingonyama Trust: The Full Story Revealed at Last”. Thus read the Mail & Guardian’s front page headline on August 8 last year, accompanied by an image of me and His Majesty the King.

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Land, rurality and data systems during Covid-19: Co-ordinating a continental response

Constance Mogale Covid-19 has heightened the vulnerability of the powerless, who are now exposed to the whims of governments who have at their disposal absolute power as a result of the state of emergency and ‘the undemocratic nature of disasters’.

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Ingonyama Trust Board’s missing budget another failure to account

Nokwanda Sihlali and Sithembiso Gumbi The Ingonyama Trust Board has failed to get its R22-million budget allocation from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development because it was unable to submit a budget to parliament in time.

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