Category: Opinion

Right of Reply: M&G chose ‘good story’ over truth — Buthelezi

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP ‘Ingonyama Trust: The Full Story Revealed at Last”. Thus read the Mail & Guardian’s front page headline on August 8 last year, accompanied by an image of me and His Majesty the King.

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Land, rurality and data systems during Covid-19: Co-ordinating a continental response

Constance Mogale Covid-19 has heightened the vulnerability of the powerless, who are now exposed to the whims of governments who have at their disposal absolute power as a result of the state of emergency and ‘the undemocratic nature of disasters’.

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Ingonyama Trust Board’s missing budget another failure to account

Nokwanda Sihlali and Sithembiso Gumbi The Ingonyama Trust Board has failed to get its R22-million budget allocation from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development because it was unable to submit a budget to parliament in time.

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Coal mine’s bid for KZN land puts compensation criteria to test

Ramabina Mahapa The people of Mpukunyoni in KwaZulu-Natal are the latest in a growing list of rural South African communities whose land rights are under siege as a mining company seeks to remove them from their homes.

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Government must confront, not deepen, structural inequality

Aninka Claassens, Nolundi Luwaya In this time of crisis our leaders are pursuing laws that enable dispossession along the very fault lines engineered by colonialism and apartheid.

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