What landmark Kwazulu-Natal court ruling means for land reform in South Africa

By Ben Cousins

In a landmark judgment a South African high court has declared that people living on customary land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, notionally held in trust by the Ingonyama (king) of the Zulu people, are the “true and beneficial owners” of that land.

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Rural rights victory over Ingonyama Trust would please late activist mam’Sizani Ngubane

By Zukiswa Pikoli

That the Ingonyama Trust has been found exploitative and the minister remiss in her duties is symptomatic of a bigger malaise at play here.

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Apology for comments made on Power FM on 14 May 2021

By LARC, 7 June 2021

On 14 May 2021, LARC researcher, Nokwanda Sihlali, participated in a radio discussion with Chief Land Claims Commissioner (CLCC), Nomfundo Ntloko-Gobodo on Power FM.

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How the lived experience of traditional courts will change if the Traditional Courts Bill becomes law

By David Mtshali 

People like our client and others who may be summoned to appear in a traditional court will be negatively impacted by the bill as they will be forced to appear in a traditional court, even if it is against their will and against their customary law.

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Ingonyama Trust judgment an enormous win for rural residents in KZN

Press Statement issued by Land and Accountability Research Centre, University of Cape Town

The unanimous judgment of the KZN High Court in the case against the Ingonyama Trust and the Ingonyama Trust Board is an enormous victory for the people who live on trust land in KwaZulu-Natal.

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