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Coal mine’s bid for KZN land puts compensation criteria to test

Ramabina Mahapa The people of Mpukunyoni in KwaZulu-Natal are the latest in a growing list of rural South African communities whose land rights are under siege as a mining company seeks to remove them from their homes.

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Special Assignment | Land Claims: 21 April 2020 (Video)

A recent episode of Special Assignment tracks developments in two communities whose restitution claims and dreams have been thwarted by government ineptitude.

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Government must confront, not deepen, structural inequality

Aninka Claassens, Nolundi Luwaya In this time of crisis our leaders are pursuing laws that enable dispossession along the very fault lines engineered by colonialism and apartheid.

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Land reform and restitution amidst Covid-19 (Podcast)

On 6 May 2020, LARC Director, Nolundi Luwaya, had a conversation with Tumisang Ndlovu from Power FM about land reform and restitution amidst COVID 19.

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A Threat More Deadly than Covid-19

Save our Imfolozi Wilderness Keeping safe against Covid-19 is a challenge in Somkhele, where lack of water is a serious issue, but how do you protect yourself against a hail of bullets through your kitchen and bedroom windows after dark where your children are in bed asleep?

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