Category: Opinion

The government should not blame the Mogale judgment for Khoi-San Commission struggles

By Monica de Souza Louw Pitting groups who are trying to assert their constitutional rights and traditional identities against one another not only threatens social cohesion, but also resembles divide-and-rule tactics used by the colonial and apartheid governments.

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The Ingonyama Trust – time to focus on the beneficiaries

By Janet Bellamy and Sithembiso Gumbi The Ingonyama Trust was formed in 1994, just a day before the first democratic elections in South Africa.

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DMRE rejects West Coast prospecting bid over lack of environmental impact planning

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.

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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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MEDIA LINKS: Interviews with rural citizens and civil society members re: TKLA judgment

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 ).

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