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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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The great trial dodge: Ingonyama Trust and the price of a date deferred

With the rights of almost 10% of the SA population at stake and a landmass close to a third of the size of KwaZulu-Natal under review, the case that was meant to be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 22 November 2019 had the potential to light a national fuse.

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Casac unhappy about postponement of Ingonyama

The postponement of the KwaZulu-Natal rural land case against Ingonyama Trust Board will prolong the vulnerability of residents who are forced to pay rent under a lease agreement, said Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac).

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Eleventh-hour delay in Ingonyama Trust court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu royal land trust is accused of ‘extorting’ millions from rural residents. A politically charged court case involving millions of rands in rent paid to a trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been postponed at the last moment.

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Ingonyama Trust case postponed at the last minute

The Ingonyama Trust, which is headed by King Goodwill Zwelithini, is accused of ‘extorting’ rent from rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

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