LARC Lunchtime Seminar: 16 November 2023

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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

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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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INTERVIEW: The extractive nature of the attractive industry versus communities’ propensity to defend themselves.

This was an interview with LARC researcher, Ncedo Mngqibisa, on Khozi FM about the approach mining companies usually take in dealing with rural communities and how rural communities should protect themselves against unfair practices of the extractive industry.

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