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South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?

By Tracy-Lynn Field, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands.

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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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Amadiba Crisis Committee Press Statement: Hand sanitiser roll out in “Xolobeni” on the Wild Coast continues, even to our clinics.

Today Thursday, ACC continued to distribute hand sanitisers and protective masks to the villages on the Amadiba coast in Mbizana, Eastern Cape.

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Media coverage of Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill’s signing

On 28 November it was made public that the President has signed the contentious Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill into law.  Although the President is yet to proclaim when the law will come into effect, some civil society organisations and activists from the “Stop the Bantustan Bills” campaign (https://stopthebantustanbills.org/ ) are shocked that their pleas …

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President signs Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill into Law

Press Statement issued by Land and Accountability Research Centre, University of Cape Town President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Traditional and Khoi San Leadership bill into law. This shock announcement was made in Parliament on Thursday 28 November. Civil society had anticipated that the President would refer the Bill back to Parliament after two Panel …

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