Category: Opinion

Courts thwart king’s attempt to control land

Tania Broughton Instead R1 billion worth of restituted land will be held by community property associations, which is what its claimants want.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/courts-thwart-kings-attempt-to-control-land/

Gunmen terrorise villagers opposed to mining expansion

Sandile Motha for Mukurukuru Media This week saw a temporary victory for a KwaZulu-Natal community after Tendele Coal Mining withdrew its urgent court action to remove villagers from land from which it wants to extract coal.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/gunmen-terrorise-villagers-opposed-to-mining-expansion/

Why the TKLA remains a fundamental threat to land rights

LARC On 9 November 2018, LARC’s former Director, Aninka Claassens, wrote a letter to Parliament’s Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to explain why the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill undermined land rights even after last minute amendments made during the parliamentary process.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/why-the-tkla-remains-a-fundamental-threat-to-land-rights/

‘We are no renegades’: Ingonyama Trust fights back in parliament

Andisiwe Makinana The Ingonyama Trust Board has challenged parliament to produce evidence of its alleged incompetence, accusing the legislature of treating the trust as renegades. This comes a week after the National Assembly’s portfolio committee on agriculture, rural development and land reform recommended that the board be placed under administration. “The issue of us not …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/we-are-no-renegades-ingonyama-trust-fights-back-in-parliament/

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Paddy Harper Land reform minister Thoko Didiza has intervened in the “paralysis” of the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB), committing the troubled entity to an organisational overhaul to ensure that its operations benefit people living on land under its control.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/didiza-intervenes-in-paralysed-ingonyama-trust-board/