10 Sep 2019
by Kevin Bloom
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Stealing the Crust III: Universal lessons from a local mining fraud

In late August 2019, mere days before mass violence erupted in central Johannesburg, the Baloyi Commission released its report into the corruption that had been plaguing the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, an indigenous community of 350,000, since at least 1998.

30 Apr 2019
by Thiyane Duda, Ayesha Motala, and Monica de Souza Louw
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Public Engagement on traditional leadership bills: What Parliament did well and where it was lacking

During Parliament’s fifth term, many Bills were introduced that bear a potentially significant impact on people living in rural areas or as part of traditional communities.

29 Apr 2019
by Peter Delius
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Why the ANC is bent on conferring colonial and apartheid-era rights on rural chiefs

Several bills before Parliament will entrench the colonial and apartheid-era powers given to often-illegitimate traditional leaders to exert absolute sway over their ‘subjects’. This includes control over land distribution and mining rights. It is the mining rights, in particular, that […]