By Nonhle Mbuthuma and Maxine Bezuidenhout The cause for which murdered Eastern Cape mining activist and chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Bazooka Radebe, gave his life is a global one, since the struggle is against a threat to the sustainability, life and dignity of people everywhere.
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Apr 05 2022
By Louise du Plessis In South Africa, traditional leaders had the unilateral power to enter into mining agreements without consulting or obtaining the consent of affected communities. But in 2018, a landmark judgement ruled that a community’s consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the …
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Mar 18 2022
By Paddy Harper The public process to nominate members of a new Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) has finally started after several months of delay.
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Mar 07 2022
By Chris Makhaye The stage is now set for Prince Misuzulu KaZwelithini to be crowned as the next king of amaZulu. This, after KwaZulu-Natal Deputy Judge President Isaac Madondo dismissed three separate applications on Wednesday by the late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s first wife, Queen Winifred Dlamini-Zulu, her two daughters, Princess Ntandoyenkosi Zulu and Princess Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma, …
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Jan 31 2022
By Suthentira Govender The spate of recent attacks on traditional leaders in KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in the provincial government giving the green light to the establishment of a community safety intervention unit.
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