When Vasco da Gama anchored off the mouth of the Limpopo River in 1498, he named it Espiritu Santo. Around 520 years later, a Chinese businessman wanted by Interpol would do a deal with the South African government to build an 8,000ha Special Economic Zone on the river’s southern bank. The dealmakers would keep many secrets from the ancestral claimants to the land, including their unholy plans for a coal-fired power station.
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Mar 17 2020
The grindingly slow pace of land reform is feeding one of the fires gathering intensity in our social fabric. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni acknowledged the lag in his 2020 Budget speech, promising an additional R500-million to settle outstanding claims.
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Dec 11 2019
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