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News Alert: Ingonyama Trust Board Judgment going to SCA

By LARC In June 2021, the Pietermaritzburg High Court found that the Ingonyama Trust had acted unlawfully in issuing leases to rural citizens who are already the ‘true and beneficial owners of the land’ in terms of Zulu customary law and the Ingonyama Trust Act.

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Ground-breaking judgment opens the door for law reform on apartheid-era family property rights

By Rosalie Kingwill The recent judgment in Shomang v Motsose and Others (“Shomang”) penned by Acting Judge Elmien du Plessis provides ground-breaking insights for potential law reform with regard to property rights and transmission of property.

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Fear, loathing and extortion on the eastern limb of South Africa’s platinum belt

By Ed Stoddard A withering state, monstrous potholes, audacious gangsters, hijacked dump trucks, proliferating “business forums” and traditional councils reduced to unseemly beggar status – these are among the elements mining companies have to contend with on the eastern limb of South Africa’s platinum belt, straddling Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Labour tensions have cooled in the decade …

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Book review: Apartheid’s pernicious legacy lives on in the former homelands

By Ed Stoddard Apartheid may be over, but the Bantustans live on — and the ANC is milking this for all it’s worth. Ed Stoddard reviews ‘Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa: Contested Histories and Current Struggles’, a stimulating collection of 12 essays.

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RBM cuts production over new wave of protests

By Paddy Harper New protests over the Mbuyazi  traditional leadership dispute and claims of corruption in a R75-million land claim payout have again forced the partial closure of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), whose mines and smelter are located in the troubled tribal authority.

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