Tag: Bakgatla ba Kgafela

Communal Land Tenure Policy Undermines Rights of Ordinary People*

It has been a big month for advocates of communal land tenure rights. But the struggle is nowhere near over. On 28 May, the Constitutional Court heard an important case that inevitably will set an important precedent concerning the right of groups to hold land within the boundaries of the former homelands. And on the …

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Preview: CPA case in the Constitutional Court 28 May*

Name of case: Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Community Property Association v Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Authority and Another CCT 231/14 Date of hearing: Thursday, 28 May 2015 Issue: Whether the applicant is duly registered under the Community Property Association Act Background: This is a sad and protracted tale of greed, mismanagement and ineffectual land restitution.

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South Africa’s Mining Boom: Double Dispossession for the Rural Poor

Dispossession is once again sweeping KwaZulu-Natal. As always in South Africa, it is the poorest of the poor who bear the brunt. As always they are black and mainly rural. The dispossessor this time is not the colonial or apartheid government. It is the Ingonyama Trust Board, acting in the name of King Goodwill Zwelithini. …

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There is nothing “pioneering” about Pilane’s development model

The Business Day article “Where all the roads lead, a new city was born” (Nov 27) extols traditional leader Nyalala Pilane’s “pioneering” rural development model. But it is silent on the community’s resistance to unilateral and unaccountable leadership that underpins this model. This model is premised on opaque deals insulated from the oversight provisions in …

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