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Limpopo villagers demand Anglo reopen Sekhukhune mine or lose licence

By Lucas Ledwaba The impoverished locals – who blame mining for the loss of arable land and destruction of the rural agrarian economy – want the Twickenham mine to open or forfeit mining rights.

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Government’s ‘consultation’ on communal land tenure just a tick-box exercise

By Katlego Ramantsima Developing land tenure legislation is a difficult job to get right — especially given the legacy of intractable problems inherited from apartheid. The Gauteng consultation did not seem genuine: it lasted only three hours.

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Media Statement: Agriculture Committee concerned by Ingonyama Trust Board’s lack of budget for annual performance plan

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 …

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Land reform can only happen by targeting private property ownership, says Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

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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KZN’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park threatened by ‘land invasion’

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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