R462m ‘megafarm’ land reform project in disarray after North West department fails to release funding

By Magnificent Mndebele

Bank statements and financial reports obtained by amaBhungane suggest that the four former committee members tapped into the CPA’s resources in problematic ways that went beyond their purview, a view bolstered by allegations of their poor performance.

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LARC Lunchtime Seminar: 16 November 2023


Traditional Authority and Public Participation: The Quality of Representative and Participatory Democracy in Rural South Africa

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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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South Africa community members decry traditional leaders’ power amid mine plans


MAKHASANENI, South Africa — In a village in the rolling hills of grassland, woodlands and scattered homesteads in South Africa’s picturesque KwaZulu-Natal province, a broil between traditional leaders and community members is playing out.

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