26 Mar 2019

Podcast: Power FM speaks to rural community members

PODCAST:  Iman Rappetti of Power FM speaking to rural community members, Nomvuzo Nopote from Cala in the Eastern Cape, Grace Maledu and David  Ramohanoe from North West, as well as Thiyane Duda, a researcher from the Land and Accountability Research Centre […]

12 Mar 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Rural citizens under attack by government: Traditional Courts Bill in the National Assembly this afternoon

Released on 12 March 2019 On 12 March 2019 the Traditional Courts Bill (B1B-2017) (TCB) will be considered for a vote by the National Assembly. This comes less than a week after the Bill was adopted by the Portfolio Committee […]

05 Feb 2019
by Amadiba Crisis Committee

Amadiba Crisis Committee: Austrian contractor Strabag pulls out from N2. Stop all works Sanral! And agree to move the road from the coast line

Yesterday, Austrian building company Strabag told Austrian media that they pulled out on Wednesday from Sanral’s mega-bridge project at Mtentu river. The project has been blocked by the Jama community in inland Amadiba since 22 October.

29 Jan 2019
by Dr. Aninka Claassens

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act has lapsed in Parliament – what this means for Makhasaneni and other communities

Late last year the Ingonyama Trust intervened in a land restitution claim in Melmoth KwaZulu-Natal.  It argued that the land about to be restored to various community groups who had waited over 20 years, should not belong to them.  It […]

14 Jan 2019
by Custom Contested

NCOP passes the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill in a “special sitting”

On 10 January, the NCOP convened a “special sitting” and passed the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) along with two other Bills. Eight provinces voted in the affirmative, while the Western Cape was the only province that voted against […]