By Aninka Claassens Rural South Africans are being systematically stripped of the few residual assets they managed to hold on to despite apartheid. Members of Parliament are about to create a parallel and separate legal system that denies 18 million people the right to access South Africa’s mainstream court system.
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By LARC At a time when many people are clambering for accountability from the Ingonyama Trust, and particularly its chair Mr Jerome Ngwenya, Minister Didiza and her office appear to downplay, if not outright deny their oversight responsibilities.
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By LARC A couple of years ago, LARC commissioned a film entitled This Land that was directed by Miki Redelinghuys.
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By Paddy Harper The process of appointing a new, permanent Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) — and an investigation into the land administration entity’s finances — has still not been concluded, despite the 1 January deadline set by Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza.
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Joint statement by Alliance for Rural Democracy & Land and Accountability Research Centre On 2 December 2020, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed the Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session, after a rushed process that ignored significant concerns raised by numerous stakeholders. Seven provinces voted in favour of the Bill, with …
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