Tag: Communal Property Associations

Proposed communal land policy could replay 1913

  The  government has tried and serially failed in the 21 years since democracy dawned to resolve questions around the authority of traditional leaders in South Africa’s rural areas and, aligned to that, the forms of land ownership that should apply in the former apartheid homelands. It seems now to be gearing up to try …

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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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Rural land rights in jeopardy*

More than 2 000 people attended a recent government summit on land tenure security. They included large numbers of traditional leaders, but also farmworkers, farm dwellers, land reform beneficiaries and people living in the former homelands whose voices are often most marginalised in the national discourse. While there were some divergent views, one of the clearest messages …

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Land Tenure Summit – issues and background

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is currently hosting a Land Tenure Summit in Boksburg, Gauteng, where various laws and policies on land reform are being debated. Read our background position papers, which were distributed at the conference and follow our twitter feed for the latest emerging from the Summit. The hashtag to …

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Land claims could blow up in Zuma’s face*

Several traditional leaders recently announced their intention to lodge restitution claims to vast and overlapping swaths of land. They include the Zulu king, leaders of the Hlubi, Rharhabe and Thembu, and President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Simphiwe Zuma, on behalf of the KwaNxamalala clan. King Goodwill Zwelithini has announced that his claim goes back to 1838 …

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