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Director of This Land completes MA on impact strategies for documentary films

By LARC A couple of years ago, LARC commissioned a film entitled This Land that was directed by Miki Redelinghuys.

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Little comfort for rural communities as NCOP passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause

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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Covid- 19 and lockdown

By Bonani Loliwe Covid-19 was expected to lead to large economic losses and human desperation. Lockdowns to prevent disease transmission can take a heavy toll on rural economies which mainly depend on solidarity in working relationships.

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Webinar: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era

By LARC The Land and Accountability Research Centre (UCT) in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday the 25th of November entitled: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era.

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VIDEO NEWS: Another assassination of anti-mining activist

By LARC On Thursday the 22nd October Fikile Ntshangase was shot dead in her home. She was a grandmother and opposed the expansion of a coal mine that had robbed many community members of their graves, livelihoods and deep connections to their ancestors and rural identity. ┬áIn this video the lawyers involved and other commentators …

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