By Drum Team For years, her family has been opposing the government’s decision to strip the Western AmaMpondos’ claim to the throne.
Tag: customary land rights
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Sep 12 2022
PRESS STATEMENT: Parliament ignores rural voices and passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause
By Various We demand that President Ramaphosa not sign the current version of the Bill into law. On 8 September 2022, the National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session.
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Apr 05 2022
By Louise du Plessis In South Africa, traditional leaders had the unilateral power to enter into mining agreements without consulting or obtaining the consent of affected communities. But in 2018, a landmark judgement ruled that a community’s consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the …
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Jul 13 2021
By Various A collection of news articles and video clips relating to the recent Ingonyama Trust Board court ruling.
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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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