By Bonani Loliwe
Covid-19 was expected to lead to large economic losses and human desperation. Lockdowns to prevent disease transmission can take a heavy toll on rural economies which mainly depend on solidarity in working relationships.
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Nov 24 2020
The Land and Accountability Research Centre (UCT) in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday the 25th of November entitled: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era.
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Nov 13 2020
By Nomonde Phindani
2020 has been a very challenging year and has had a particularly negative impact on rural women. The following piece highlights some of the social, political and economic challenges rural women have encountered.
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Oct 28 2020
On Thursday the 22nd October Fikile Ntshangase was shot dead in her home. She was a grandmother and opposed the expansion of a coal mine that had robbed many community members of their graves, livelihoods and deep connections to their ancestors and rural identity. In this video the lawyers involved and other commentators discuss who bears responsibility for this latest assassination. The police’s failure to arrest those who intimidate and assassinate activists enables such assassinations to continue. It remains crucial however to interrogate who pulled the trigger, and what local pressures and interventions led to the untimely death of Ma Ntshangase. Restraint, respect and compassion are sorely needed in volatile contexts where lives, livelihoods and identities are at stake, but these qualities appear to be sorely missing in the corporate sector, and in government in South Africa.
Credits as per the video – link first posted on Youtube
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