By Nolundi Luwaya, Constance Mogale, Ruth Hall, Dineo Skosana, Wilmien Wicomb, Zenande Booi, Tshepo Fokane, Nokwanda Sihlali and Sienne Molepo Citizens of rural communities across the country who are fighting for their land rights are outraged at the government’s treatment of them, likening it to apartheid and colonialism.
Tag: Communal land tenure bill
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Jun 23 2021
By Ben Cousins In a landmark judgment a South African high court has declared that people living on customary land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, notionally held in trust by the Ingonyama (king) of the Zulu people, are the “true and beneficial owners” of that land.
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Oct 05 2017
Making their way through the legislative process are nine bills of seminal significance to people living on rural communal land. The Alliance for Rural Democracy appeals to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in particular to uphold the constitutional rights of those most likely to be affected and to consult the communities concerned.
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Oct 08 2015
ABATHEMBU King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s largely unsuccessful appeal might have played out quite differently had the government’s Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) not been defeated by a majority of provinces in 2013. His arguments against imprisonment for a range of crimes from arson to assault and culpable homicide could have had more traction under the legal regime …
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