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Amadiba Crisis Committee will honour slain activist by defending the right to say no to extractivism

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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Mining and land rights in South Africa: how has the Maledu judgement empowered rural communities?

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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Search for new Ingonyama Trust Board starts for real — finally

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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High Court judgment clears Prince Misuzulu for next amaZulu crown

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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New intervention unit to stop attacks on KZN traditional leaders

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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