By Janet Bellamy and Sithembiso Gumbi The Ingonyama Trust was formed in 1994, just a day before the first democratic elections in South Africa.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/the-ingonyama-trust-time-to-focus-on-the-beneficiaries/
Sep 27 2023
By John Yeld The department’s refusal of an environmental application for prospecting signals a shift towards more rigorous scrutiny of mining and prospecting applications to protect the region’s pristine environment.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/dmre-rejects-west-coast-prospecting-bid-over-lack-of-environmental-impact-planning/
Sep 11 2023
INTERVIEW: The extractive nature of the attractive industry versus communities’ propensity to defend themselves.
This was an interview with LARC researcher, Ncedo Mngqibisa, on Khozi FM about the approach mining companies usually take in dealing with rural communities and how rural communities should protect themselves against unfair practices of the extractive industry.
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Aug 21 2023
On 30 May 2023, the Constitutional Court delivered a judgment declaring the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act No. 3 of 2019 (the TKLA) unconstitutional in Constance Mogale and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others (https://tinyurl.com/TKLA-decision ).
Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/media-links-interviews-with-rural-citizens-and-civil-society-members-re-tkla-judgment/
Apr 03 2023
By Sienne Molepo All over southern Africa, new urban-to-rural migration and settlement trends are emerging. Far from being abandoned, rural areas are in high demand. This exacerbates the precarity of home and life for those who still live in rural areas, especially on customary land.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/a-new-rural-land-grab-as-urban-elites-build-homes-on-customary-farming-areas/