Category: Opinion

The politic of blood

By: New Frame The repression and abandonment of impoverished people continues unabated in South Africa, consigning them to lives that cannot flourish and deaths that pass unnoticed among the elite.

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Government promise that ‘700,000ha of state land will be redistributed’ raises more questions than answers

By Katlego Ramantsima Could this announcement be just another political strategy to win the people’s favour for the next elections?

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The succession of chiefs in a constitutional democracy is a complex matter with equal rights at its heart

By Peter Delius The undemocratic and ahistorical approach to settling succession disputes has allowed richly resourced mining interests to enter into alliances with contenders for high office to secure access to mineral-rich land without consulting the people living on the land.

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Illegal land sales head to court

By Paddy Harper Five years after an investigation found that a chief in KwaZulu-Natal illegally sold people’s land to outsiders to build holiday homes, no action has been taken against him or his subordinates.

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eMpembeni mirrors the scourge of mining-related assassinations in KZN

By Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime Since 2016, there have been at least 38 assassinations and 14 attempted assassinations in mining localities in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Mining-related assassinations are even more difficult to track than political killings. Motives can often be multilayered and the rural environment in which most attacks take place can render accurate …

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