Tag: Bakgatla ba Kgafela

‘Bantustan Bills’ trample on the rights of rural people

The two bills default to the colonial and apartheid denial of the property rights of people who have inherited their homes and land over generations.

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The chief, the mines and the lost Bakgatla billions

After two years of investigations of the flow of billions of rands into and out of the Bakgatla ba Kgafela community, the work of the Baloyi Commission of Inquiry may come to nothing. Since the report of the Commission was released at the end of August, showing how Chief Nyalala Pilane presided over the mismanagement …

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Stealing the Crust III: Universal lessons from a local mining fraud

In late August 2019, mere days before mass violence erupted in central Johannesburg, the Baloyi Commission released its report into the corruption that had been plaguing the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, an indigenous community of 350,000, since at least 1998.

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Dispossession without compensation the legacy for poor rural communities

While the nation debates the amendment of the Constitution to provide explicitly for expropriation without compensation, the Constitutional Court is preparing to rule on the rights of poor black communities in mineral-rich former homelands who are routinely dispossessed without consultation, compensation or even formal expropriation.

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Stealing the Crust: How the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela were robbed of their inheritance

No one has yet been able to put a precise figure on the amount of money the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela community of the North West Platinum Belt should have earned from mining on their land. Certainly, though, it is billions.

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